Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flyers' Carter to have foot surgery

The Flyers announced today that center Jeff Carter will undergo surgery on his left foot on Friday and is still expected to be out three to four weeks.

“He will have a screw inserted to aide the healing process,” said GM Paul Holmgren.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Steve Raikin at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Carter, 25, suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left foot as a result from a blocked shot during the Flyers-Thrashers game on Sunday, Mar. 21. In 72 games this season, he has 60 points (33G,27A) and 38 penalty minutes.

His 33 goals and 60 points lead the Flyers, while also leading the team in shots on goal (310) and tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (6). Prior to missing his last game, Carter had a 286 consecutive games played streak, which stands third all time in Flyers history.

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