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Parent to Have Back Surgery

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren released the following injury update regarding 6’3”, 198-pound defenseman Ryan Parent:

 
“Ryan Parent will have surgery on Monday, January 25th to remove a disc fragment from his lumbar spine. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Scott Rushton at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA. After running the gamut with Ryan in terms of different things we have tried to relieve the discomfort he was having, we felt this was the way to go for Ryan’s overall health. The surgery is minimally invasive and will keep Ryan out for approximately six weeks.”
 
Parent, 22, has missed the last 14 games due to injury. So far this season, he has registered two assists and 14 penalty minutes in 28 appearances with the Flyers.
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