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Flyers goalie Neuvirth on IR; forward Raffl day-to-day @NHLdotcom

The Philadelphia Flyers placed goalie Michal Neuvirth on injured reserve Saturday because of an upper-body injury, general manager Ron Hextall said Sunday.

Hextall said Sunday that Neuvirth is day-to-day. He did practice Sunday.

Neuvirth sustained the injury during the first period of a game Wednesday against the Boston Bruins and did not return. He was replaced by Steve Mason.

Neuvirth is 2-0-0 with a 1.55 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage.

The Flyers recalled Jason LaBarbera from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Saturday.

The Flyers also announced Sunday that forwards Sean Couturier and Michael Raffl are day-to-day because of upper-body injuries.

Raffl was hurt during the second period Saturday against the Rangers. At 2:58 of the period play was stopped for several minutes while Raffl received medical attention on the bench. After the game Hextall said Raffl was examined at Wells Fargo Center and that he was OK.

"I just talked to him," Hextall said Saturday. "Everything is as good as you can expect. ... Michael is fine. Michael stayed here. He's fine. I just talked to him. He's cracking jokes."

Couturier was injured late in the first period Wednesday against the Bruins. He did not play Saturday.

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