Thursday, March 5, 2015

Flyers' Downie will miss 7-10 days

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Flyers right winger Steve Downie will miss seven to 10 days because of an upper-body injury, the team announced.

Flyers' Downie will miss 7-10 days

Steve Downie is going to miss some time. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Steve Downie is going to miss some time. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Flyers right winger Steve Downie will miss seven to 10 days because of an upper-body injury, the team announced.

Downie received medical attention after the Flyers' 5-4 win over Columbus on Thursday. He took part in Friday's practice and in Saturday's morning skate here.

The Flyers could insert Jay Rosehill into the lineup Saturday night in Columbus, or they might risk playing Vinny Lecavalier. Lecavalier has a non-displaced fracture in his lower back and was not expected to return until at least Dec. 28 in Edmonton.

Will Downie's injury speed up the process? Lecavalier took part in Saturday's morning skate.

More coverage
 
VOTE: Thumbs up or down on Hextall's deadline moves?
 
POLL: Which traded player will missed the most?
 
2014-15 Flyers schedule
 
DOWNLOAD: Philly Pro Hockey app ยป
 
Buy Flyers jerseys and other gear
 
Forum: Does Hextall have Flyers on right track?
 
Latest hockey odds

Downie, who missed four games last month becasue of a concussion, has been a part of an effective third line, with Matt Read and Sean Couturier.

Ray Emery will be in the nets tonight; he is making his first appearance since being shelled for six goals in a 7-2 loss in Chicago on Dec. 11.

Follow Sam Carchidi on Twitter @BroadStBull.

 

 

About this blog
Broad Street Bull is your place for the latest updates, trade rumors, and everything connected to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Sam Carchidi Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected