No hip surgery for Carter, Hartnell

After sending six players under the knife this week to repair various injuries, the Flyers finally received a small bit of good news on Friday.

Scott Hartnell and Jeff Carter were checked out by doctors and will not require offseason surgery to repair hip injuries.

Carter will also not need surgery to fix a knee injury that kept him out of five Stanley Cup playoff games.

Earlier in the week, Chris Pronger (herniated disc in lower back), Mike Richards (wrist), Michael Leighton (torn labrum), Andrej Meszaros (wrist), Kris Versteeg (sports hernia) and Blair Betts (finger) all underwent successful surgeries. All six players will begin rehab within a few weeks and should be available for the start of training camp in mid-September.

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