It’s been over a week since the Flyers were eliminated and we last updated. Both equally suck so apologies on being MIA. Luckily during our hiatus, there was little to no news on the Flyers.
Claude Giroux advanced to the final four in the NHL ’13 cover bracket. He beat out Kings center Anze Kopitar who is too busy playing his way to the Stanley Cup Finals. Scott Hartnell sadly didn’t make it. You can vote for Giroux here.
Paul Holmgren finally released the list of players who needed surgery. Here is the list:
- Giroux needed surgery on both of his wrists to repair torn cartilage (right) and remove bone spurs (left). He should be fully healed after six weeks.
- Wayne Simmonds had surgery to fix his broken left index finger. This sort of explains why he was basically a no-show for most of the playoffs. Simmonds’ recovery time is 4-6 weeks.
- James van Riemsdyk will have surgery next week to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. JVR was visibly ailing when he returned from his foot injury in the Penguins series. He should be fully recovered in six weeks.
- Matt Carle didn’t really show any signs of pain but he had surgery to repair a torn stomach muscle. He is expected to make a full recovery for next season. Whether or not Carle will be in a Flyers uniform is another story.
- Last but certainly not least, Kimmo Timonen will also have surgery next week to remove a disc fragment from his lower back. It seems as if Timonen is always laboring through injuries so hopefully he will be as close to 100% healthy as he could possibly be by training camp.
That pretty much wraps up what has been going on in the last week. In case you shut down once the Flyers were eliminated, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards and the LA Kings are just win away from going to the Finals.