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Boston Comes to Town

It's starting to look like there isn't much of a season left for the Flyers. Battered, beaten and scarred, they host one of the NHL's elite in Boston.

Coburn's Nightmare Season Likely Ends

General Manager Paul Holmgren announced on Friday that Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn will be out indefinitely with a separated shoulder. With only a handful of games left in the season, this likely means his season is done.

The length of his departure all depends on the degree of his shoulder's separation, but risking further injury in a season like the one that has unfolded makes close to zero sense. Coburn's departure has promped a callup of Adirondack Phantoms defenseman Oliver Lauridsen.

Originally a steal in the trade from the Atlanta Thrashers for Alexei Zhitnik back in 2007, the 28-year-old Saskatchewan native posted just five points through 33 games—a stark contrast to his 36 point season in 2007-08. His point production has sharply decreased since that point to the lowest it has ever been in his career as a Flyer by far.

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Meszaros, Coburn Done For the Season With Shoulder Injuries

The Flyers found out today that the season's of Andrej Meszaros and Braydon Coburn are officially over.

Meszaros, who injured his shoulder for the second time this season, will have season-ending surgery on April 2 to repair a torn rotator cuff. Coburn will also sit out the rest of the season with a shoulder separation.

The Flyers have also been without Nicklas Grossmann for the last three games.

Coburn Injured Shoulder

Defenseman Braydon Coburn became the latest Flyers blueliner to sustain an injury.

In the second period of Tuesday's 4-3 shoot-out loss, Coburn injured his shoulder. He was pinned against the boards with forward Matt Moulson.

UPDATE: Coburn has a shoulder separation and is out indefinitely.

Flyers Recall Oliver Lauridsen

The Flyers have recalled rookie defenseman Oliver Lauridsen this morning according to Diana Nearhos of the Post-Star.

In a move anticipating the loss of another defenseman, the Flyers recalled the 6'6", 220-pound stay-at-home blue liner. Braydon Coburn was injured in yesterday's 4-3 loss and may miss some time with this move.

Flyers Can't Hold Lead; Lose to Islanders In Shoot-Out

Failure to hold a lead once again did the Flyers in.

The Flyers blew a 2-0 lead in the final 21 minutes of the game to drop their fourth straight, losing 4-3 in a shootout. Though the Flyers managed to tie the game in the final minute of play, they overall blew an opportunity at two important points.

"I think once they came out, they had some power plays early, we gave them two power plays early and we gave them a little zone time, they scored a goal," head coach Peter Laviolette said. "It seemed like we stopped playing, but we stopped pressing offensively like we had been. It was like we were trying to defend that lead as opposed to getting the next goal."

(Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flyers Continue to Cough Up Their Playoff Dreams

The Flyers knew exactly what they needed to do if they wanted to keep their playoff hopes at a manageable level.

They didn't execute though, and it was seen clearly in their 5-2 loss to New Jersey. They were docked with seven giveaways in the loss, leading to some quick first period goals that put them in an early, insurmountable hole.

An Andrej Meszaros give away behind the net gave the Devils their first goal of the game.

Meszaros coughed up the puck to the slot and Adam Henrique put a shot on net. Patrik Elias intercepted the shot in front of Ilya Bryzgalov and beat the netminder backhanded to put New Jersey up, 1-0.

(Pictured: Devils goalie Johan Hedberg makes a save. Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Penguins Climb Out of Early Hole to Steal One From the Flyers

It was a 4-1 game after the first period and Marc Andre Fleury was pulled after a horrible outing.

It had all the makings for a Flyers win. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, there were still 40 minutes left in the game and the Penguins were the only team to show up those remaining two periods.

Much like the poor effort in New York, Philadelphia collapsed to the Penguins. Pittsburgh scored four unanswered goals to climb out of the 4-1 hole, beating the Flyers 5-4 in Philadelphia Thursday night.

(Pictured: Chris Kunitz celebrates after scoring the first of two goals in the first period. AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Mandatory Visor Debate Rages Again

The decision remains optional, but recent history suggests that the use of visors on hockey helmets should be mandatory.

Simply put, the eyes are the most important part of a hockey player, and they must be protected.

Last night in a game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers, a Kimmo Timonen slap shot deflected off of a Flyer stick and straight up into the face of Rangers defenseman Marc Staal. Staal was left in a pool of his own blood on the ice, holding his right eye.

Staal left the game immediately after being hit directly in the eye, and is out indefinitely. According to a tweet by Nick Kypreos, the injury is not believed to be career-threatening.

(Pictured: A trainer tends to Rangers defenseman Marc Staal after getting hit in the right eye by a puck Tuesday night. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Grossmann Injures Groin In Loss to Rangers

The Flyers aren't very deep defensively right now and they can't afford to see another go down.

Late in the first period, Nicklas Grossmann appeared to have a lower body injury and did not return for the remaining two periods. It was a huge blow for the Flyers, who were out-scored 3-0 in the final 41 minutes of their 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

(Pictured: Nick Grossmann playing in front of Ilya Brygalov in the first period. Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)