Flyers' Downie out indefinitely, Lecavalier day-to-day

Saturday, 11.02.2013 / 3:18 PM | Mike G. Morreale  - NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Steve Downie is out indefinitely with a concussion, and forward Vincent Lecavalier is day-to-day with facial injuries sustained during a 7-0 loss to the Washington Capitals on Friday.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren provided the updates prior to the game against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday (7 p.m. ET) at Prudential Center.

Downie was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after trading blows with Aaron Volpatti in the second period. Downie was acquired Thursday in a trade with the Colorado Avalanche.

"Steve is doing better, he remains in the hospital and will be released [Sunday]," Holmgren told the Flyers website.

Lecavalier sustained a facial contusion during a fight in the third period with Steve Olesky.

Lecavalier leads the Flyers in goals (five) and points (seven) in nine games. He missed three games from Oct. 12-17 with a lower-body injury.

Earlier Saturday, the Flyers announced they recalled right wing Tye McGinn from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. McGinn will be in the lineup Saturday.

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