Flyers Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim McCrossin on Friday gave the following update on Flyers forward Simon Gagne.
"Simon had an MRI today at Jefferson Hospital and the MRI revealed that he has a partial tear in the muscle belly of his adductor longus, which is one of his groin muscles. He will be out approximately two weeks. Simon will begin rehab tomorrow, which consists of therapeutic exercises, stretching and rest. We are going to keep him off the ice and he will be re-evaluated again in one week. This is a right groin strain or tear or pull."
Gagne had the following reaction to the news:
"It's tough news to take right now, especially with the start I have had and everything was going well. Right now, we're going through so many injuries and my turn came. It's tough to take, but at the same time I felt so bad the last two games that I knew something was wrong, so we decided to go take an MRI and found out it was a little tear."
The Flyers will be calling up Ben Eager from the Phantoms in time for Saturday afternoon's game at the Wachovia Center against the Minnesota Wild at 2:00 p.m.