Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hartnell injury not severe; Flyers eye Detroit

The Flyers got some good medical news Monday.

Hartnell injury not severe; Flyers eye Detroit

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Scott Hartnell. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Scott Hartnell. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The Flyers got some good medical news Monday.

A CT scan on left winger Scott Hartnell's injured left foot showed no broken bones, general manager Paul Holmgren said.

Hartnell should be ready to play Tuesday against visiting Detroit. He injured his foot blocking a shot in Buffalo on Jan. 14 and has remained in the lineup, playing through the pain.

The Flyers will be trying to stop a four-game losing streak Tuesday. Oddly, the Red Wings are much better on the road (14-7-3) than they are at home (9-11-8).

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Hartnell has been point-less in his last two games. Before that, he had a five-game point streak and had 18 points in his last 18 games.

The Red Wings are one of the teams the Flyers are battling for an Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Flyers dropped a 5-2 decision in Detroit on Oct. 12, allowing three power-play goals. In the rematch  Dec. 4 in Detroit, the Flyers scored the last five goals, rallying for  a 6-3 victory as Sean Couturier led the way with a career-high four points.

Rinaldo ready? The Flyers upgraded Zac Rinaldo's status to day to day, meaning there is a chance he plays Tuesday. He is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a high ankle sprain.

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