Holmgren said there was no timetable for how long Meszaros will be sidelined.
"We'll have a better idea after six weeks and once we see how things are progressing," Holmgren said.
Defense - PHI
GOALS: 7 | ASST: 18 | PTS: 25
SOG: 114 | +/-: 6
The surgery performed Tuesday morning was done by Dr. Steve Raikin at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. According to Holmgren, Meszaros suffered his injury last week during summer training in Slovakia.
Though there are other options available with restricted free agent defenders P.K. Subban, Michael Del Zotto and John Carlson on the board, it appears as though Holmgren will find solutions on defense from within the organization.
As it stands now, youngsters Erik Gustafsson, Marc-Andre Bourdon, Brandon Manning and recently acquired Bruno Gervais might be looked to as possible short-term solutions. Bourdon played 45 games with the Flyers and Gustafsson appeared in 30 contests during the 2011-12 season. Manning saw action in four games. Gervais signed a two-year contract with the Flyers this offsesason.
"We've got a lot of young kids we like," Holmgren said. "Marc-Andre Bourdon played a lot of games for us last year. Gustafsson played a fair amount and Brandon Manning got his feet wet. We have some kids that we like, and we have four guys with a lot of experience as well."
Meszaros was traded by the Lightning to the Flyers in July 2010 in exchange for a second-round pick last June. In 143 games with the Flyers spanning two seasons, Meszaros has 15 goals and 57 points. He had seven goals and 25 points in 62 games last season.