Friday, May 22, 2015

Hartnell will miss 4-8 weeks; Knuble returning

Flyers winger Scott Hartnell, who scored a career-high 37 goals last season, will miss four to eight weeks with a broken bone in his left foot, GM Paul Holmgren said on Thursday.

Hartnell will miss 4-8 weeks; Knuble returning

Flyers winger Scott Hartnell. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Flyers winger Scott Hartnell. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Flyers winger Scott Hartnell, who scored a career-high 37 goals last season, will miss four to eight weeks with a broken bone in his left foot, GM Paul Holmgren said on Thursday.

The loss is more crippling than normal because of the shortened 48-game season.

Former Flyer Mike Knuble will return to the team, a source sad. He will play this weekend in Florida and Tampa Bay. He was with AHL Grand Rapids, the Red Wings' affiliate.

Holmgren will also explore the trade market.

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As for unrestricted free agent forwards still available, the list includes Marco Sturm, Jason Arnott and Petr Sykora.

(more coming)

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