The Philadelphia Flyers continue to be plagued with injury and it this point, it is just comical. Philadelphia’s blue line takes another huge hit today, as defenseman Andrej Meszaros will miss “about a month”, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. Meszaros suffered a left shoulder injury during Thursday night’s victory over the New York Rangers when he was hit by Rangers captain Ryan Callahan during the closing seconds of the second period. He did not return for the rest of the game.
On Friday, the Flyers recalled defenseman Andreas Lilja from the Adirondack Phantoms, which was a sign that Meszaros were to miss an extended period of time. This is a familiar injury to Meszaros, as he had surgery on the same shoulder way back in 2009. Not to mention suffering an Achilles tear while training in Europe during the lockout.
This is a huge loss to a defensive unit that already has question marks surrounding it.
P.K. Subban, anyone?
Of course, those who follow the Flyers are well aware of the ongoing rumors surrounding the Montreal Canadiens All-Star blue-liner. With Subban and the Habs at a standstill regarding contract situation, it is very likely that he could end up being traded. Rumblings out of Montreal are that the Flyers have already contacted the Canadiens regarding Subban, but no word yet on an offer. It’ll be almost impossible for the Flyers to land Subban without surrendering young talent such as Sean Couturier or Brayden Schenn.
Whether Holmgren conjures up a deal for a defenseman or not is uncertain, but what is clear is the Flyers just cannot seem to stay healthy.