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OTF: Simmonds, Neuvirth injury updates

Flyers GM updates latest round of injuries ahead of game at morning skate

by @NHLFlyers /
Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that forward Wayne Simmonds will be out 2-3 weeks with an upper-body injury, while goaltender Michal Neuvirth will be out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.
The announcement comes during the team's morning skate in preparation for their game vs. Montreal (7pm, NBCSP & 97.5 The Fanatic).
Simmonds has appeared in all 59 games so far for the Flyers, recording 37 points (20g-17a) along with four game-winning goals. This marked the fifth consecutive seasons he has scored 20 or more goals, and six of his seven seasons as a Flyer - the only season he produced less than 20 goals was the 48-game lockout shortened season in 2012-13 when he potted 15 goals in 45 games.
He also leads the Flyers with 10 power-play goals which also ranks fifth among all players in the NHL.
As a result, forward Oskar Lindblom was recalled to the club on Monday and could make his NHL debut in tonight's game.
Neuvirth suffered the lower-body injury in Sunday's game at MSG against the Rangers, appearing in the first period. He has posted an 8-7-3 record with a .915 save percentage and 2.61 goals-against average in 21 appearances for the Flyers
The Flyers acquired goaltender Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings on Monday. Mrazek is with the team and is participating in the morning skate along with rookie Alex Lyon, who earned his first NHL win coming in relief of Neuvirth on Sunday.
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