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INJURY UPDATE: Gostisbehere out three weeks

Flyers defenseman to have surgery next week on left knee

by @NHLFlyers

President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Chuck Fletcher made the following announcement on Thursday afternoon:

"Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday, Jan. 14. He is expected to return to play in approximately three weeks."

Gostisbehere injured the knee in the team's 5-4 overtime loss at Carolina on Jan. 7, which caused him to miss Wednesday's game vs. Washington. He has recorded 12 points (5g-7a), including five points on the power play, in 40 games this season while averaging 18:21 of ice time.

In his sixth season with the Flyers, Gostisbehere has recorded 51 goals and 148 assists for 199 points in 338 regular season games, which ranks sixth among all Flyers defensemen in history, including second among all US-born Flyers defensemen. 

In other news, the club announced earlier in the day they have recalled forward David Kase from their affiliate in Lehigh Valley and loaned Mikhail Voroybev back to the Phantoms.

The Flyers are next in action on Saturday when they host the Tamp Bay Lightning. Puck drop is 7 p.m. on NBCSP+ or listen live on 97.5 The Fanatic.

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