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Vincent Lecavalier Out 3-4 Weeks

According to Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren, forward Vincent Lecavalier will miss 3-to-4 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back.

Danny Briere Out Indefinitely With A Concussion

The injury status of Danny Briere has been clarified this afternoon.

A day after being told he suffered an upper-body injury, the Flyers announced that Briere will be out indefinitely with a concussion.

Briere said he crashed into the boards pretty hard during practice on Saturday. He didn't play in Sunday's 2-1 over time loss in Pittsburgh.

Matt Read Tears Chest Muscles; Out Six Weeks

The Flyers will be without another top liner for an extended period of time.

Matt Read will miss about six weeks after suffering a tear in the chest/ribs area in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Penguins in Pittsburgh. The news comes only a few days after the Flyers set a time table on the return of left winger Scott Hartnell.

Matt Read Injured In Flyers Win

The injury bug have struck again for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Matt Read became the most recent Flyer to leave a game with an injury, and it couldn't come at a worse time for one of the members of their top line.

Read was hit hard by Penguins forward Chris Kunitz during Wednesday's 6-5 win. He left the game after that hit with about three minutes left in the first period and never returned to the ice.

Let's talk about Concussions: Part I - understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

Sidney Crosby, Chris Pronger, Mark Savard, to name a few. There has recently been a plethora of concussions and head injuries in the NHL – and with some of the game’s biggest stars on the sidelines, officials and spectators are attempting to gain more insight into the mechanism of this form of head injury. I want to step outside the hockey realm for a moment, and talk about concussions from the point of view of a physician - information relevant to fans and athletes. 

A concussion is a subset of disease (yes, it is a disease) within the category of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and results from a traumatic blow that causes an...

Wayne Simmonds Has A Concussion

Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds has a concussion, said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren.

Simmonds was injured in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals. Simmonds took a John Erskine elbow to the face in the first period and did not return to the game.

Earlier today, Erskine was suspended three games.

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)

UPDATE: Scott Hartnell Out 4-8 Weeks With Broken Foot

The bad news from yesterday has spread into tonight.

Flyers LW Scott Hartnell will be out 4-8 weeks according to general manager Paul Holmgren. Holmgren said Hartnell has a broken foot.

Danny Briere Has Hairline Fracture; Could Still Return Soon

The Flyers are expecting to start the season without injured forward Danny Briere.

But in a turn of events, Briere could actually return sooner than expected. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Briere is, "healing really well and going in the right direction" in regards to Briere's wrist injury sustained in Europe at the end of December.

Holmgren then said that the forward had incurred a stress fracture on his left wrist. Originally the team thought Briere had a sprain or a bone bruise.

Derek Roy Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

The Stars have suffered a bit of a setback, as Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reported that newly-acquired center Derek Roy suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery. This injury will leave Roy out of the lineup until November.

This may come as no surprise to those who followed Roy in Buffalo, as he suffered a shoulder injury in 2009, a few upper-body injuries in 2010, and a quadriceps injury to finish his season in 2011. The arms and upper body seem to be the issue of interest for the 29-year-old.

Roy's injury will leave him out for the first month of the season. This may not be a problem because of the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement talks between t...