UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Jake Voracek left Long Island Monday night with his left hand shoved in his suit coat pocket, shielding his injury from view.
Underneath, his two middle fingers were taped together and held up by a splint, the result of a third period slash that could keep the Flyers’ top line right wing out of the lineup on Tuesday night against Carolina.
Voracek left Monday afternoon’s shootout loss in the third period after being slashed. It was unclear exactly who on the Islanders slashed him, but a television camera angle apparently showed Voracek’s strangely bent finger being examined by a team trainer.
He returned to the bench later in the third period, but did not play another shift before heading to the locker room again.
Despite the obvious injury, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren would only say that Voracek suffered an “upper-body” injury and he would be evaluated by doctors when the team returned home.
Voracek declined comment after the game, but seemed like he was his usual, jovial self.
Voracek, 24, has missed just four games since being acquired by the Flyers on June 24, 2011 from Columbus in exchange for Jeff Carter. The Flyers play in Columbus on Thursday night.
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