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At the Rink: Flyers at Hurricanes

by Staff

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Mark Streit will have surgery Tuesday to repair a pubic plate detachment and will miss six weeks, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said Saturday.

The Flyers play at the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CSN-PH, FS-CR).

Streit was placed on long-term injured reserve, and forward R.J. Umberger was placed on injured reserve because of a lower-body injury.

Streit, 37, is second on the Flyers with nine points and with 22:45 of ice time per game. Prior to this injury he had missed one game in three seasons with the Flyers.

Umberger, 33, has four assists in 11 games. He's been out the past two games.

To replace them on the roster the Flyers activated center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare from injured reserve; he had missed the past seven games because of a lower-body injury.

They also recalled forward Taylor Leier and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League.

Gostisbehere, 22, is tied for third in scoring among AHL defensemen with 10 points in 14 games. He played two games with the Flyers last season.

Leier, 21, has four goals and nine points in 14 AHL games. If he plays Saturday it would be his NHL debut.

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