Downie Taken Away In Stretcher; Lecavalier Has Facial Injuries

The Flyers lost more than a 7-0 game to the Capitals on Friday and the results are scary.

Steve Downie was diagnosed with a concussion and was taken away in an ambulance after the game, and Vincent Lecavalier has facial injuries after a third period fight. Both players will not play Saturday against the Devils.

Downie left the game after a second period fight with Aaron Volpatti in which he was cut above the left eye. Neither player went to the ice, but the fight was broken up awkwardly by the referees.

Downie got a five-minute major and 10-minute misconduct on the play as well.

No information on why he was taken away on a stretcher was released, but the fact he had a concussion could be the main reason. 

As for Lecavalier, he found himself in a scrap in the third period. During the Flyers' brawl that saw goalie Ray Emery attack Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, Lecavalier and Steve Oleksy traded blows and Lecavalier was dangerously taken down to the ice.

Lecavalier does not have a concussion.

The Flyers are expected to make at least one call-up tomorrow. Tye McGinn will most certainly be one player.


John Russo
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