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Flyers Leave Room For Improvement At the Quarter Mark

After what was looking to be a year without hockey, we found ourselves at the quarter-mark of the 2013 NHL season.

It's already been a fun-filled first three weeks of hockey. Perennial giants are struggling, some super stars are still in search of their scoring touch and even the Chicago Blackhawks have managed to play their first 11 games without a regulation loss.

12 games into the 48-game shortened season, the Flyers find themselves with a 5-6-1 record and 11 points, good for third place in the Atlantic Division.

At that point, they sit behind the first place Devils (7-1-3; 17 points) and second place Penguins (8-4-0; 16 points). It could be much worse, especially since the Flyers were at one point 2-6-0 to start the season.

(Pictured: Ilya Bryzgalov and Zac Rinaldo after the Flyers won, 4-3, in overtime on Saturday. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Failure to Develop a Blue Line May Have Cost the Flyers JvR

Saturday night against Carolina, the Flyers dressed Kimmo Timonen, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, Nicklas Grossmann, Kurtis Foster, and Bruno Gervais as their defense.

All six shared one thing in common -- not a single one of them were drafted by the Flyers.

In fact, the Flyers have a consistent issue with things like that. Since the lost season of 2004-05, the Flyers have not gotten more than 150 games played from a defensemen they drafted and only one home grown defensemen has played more than 200 games in a Flyers uniform since that time, Randy Jones, an undrafted defender.

(Pictured: Braydon Coburn and Kimmo Timonen. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Flyers Look to Warm Up in Florida

Riding off a huge 2-1 win over the Rangers, the Flyers want to keep rolling as they travel to Florida for the weekend. They start things off with the Panthers tonight at 7:30 PM.

Andrej Meszaros to Miss At Least a Month With Shoulder Injury

The buzz from last night's win has officially worn off.

Another Flyers went down after last night's game, and this time it's at the blue line. Andrej Meszaros is expected to miss at least a month with a left shoulder injury.

Meszaros injured his shoulder in the second period against the Rangers. He walked up the tunnel in obvious pain and did not return to the game.

(Photo: Andrej Meszaros sends a puck into the Rangers zone vs New York. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

High-Octane 2nd Leads Flyers Over Rangers

As the seconds ticked away in the third period, the decible level Wells Fargo Center slowly rose to a deafening crescendo.

The sounds of victory filled the Flyers barn for the first time in 2013, and they couldn't have come at a more important time.

For a moment, the Flyers put behind them a trio of injuries and a suspension to earn their first win of the season, a 2-1 final that didn't reflect just how much the Flyers dominated the game.

(Photo: Nicklas Grossmann crushes Marian Gaborik in the first period. Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Meszaros "Felt Good" In Loss to Pittsburgh

Up until yesterday, Andrej Meszaros' participation in the opening weekend was still up in the air.

But as the game progressed, concerns over Meszaros' injured Achilles tendon disappeared.

"[I] felt better than I thought I would feel so that’s a good sign," said Meszaros, following a 3-1 loss to the Penguins Saturday afternoon. "Unfortunately it’s really hard to follow a loss so uh that’s the way it is."

Flyers Sign D Kurtis Foster

The Flyers have signed free agent defenseman Kurtis Foster.

Yesterday, it was reported they were nearing a deal with the 31-year-old blue liner, who is coming fresh off a broken collar bone. Today, it was made official with him signing a one-year, $950,000 deal.

Five Phantoms Join Flyers Practice For the Week

Five players from Adirondack have made the long drive from Glens Falls, NY to Voorhees, NJ to participate in practice with the Flyers heading into the start of the season on Saturday.

Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo, Ty McGinn and Eric Wellwood all joined the Flyers, with at least two of them expected to stay in Philadelphia when they host the Penguins next Saturday.

Flyers Vs. Devils, Eastern Conference Semifinals: Couturier Out; Meszaros Possibly In For Game 4

Flyers rookie center Sean Couturier will be be out for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Devils in New Jersey on Sunday.

It is still speculation that Couturier has a lacerated right leg from an incident with Matt Clarkson in Game 3. The Flyers won't specify.

Couturier only skated for a few minutes before practice today but did not practice with the team. Zac Rinaldo will play in his place.

Flyers and Wings Injury Ridden: Which Team Will Come Out On Top?

Both the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings are racking up the injuries. Absences on both teams are taking their toll. The Wings have fell out of first place in the league and in the Central Division, so it is very important for the Wings to rack up the points.

The Wings are missing many defensemen, including star Nicklas Lidstrӧm. Jonathan Ericsson is still out from a fractured wrist. Jakub Kindl left the game against Chicago early due to an upper body injury. Pavel Datsyuk is still missing from the line up. Jimmy Howard and Todd Bertuzzi both have groin strains. Danny Cleary did not practice due to some issues with his knees, but is said to be fine to play against the Flye...