Friday, March 29, 2013

Coburn goes to IR, Lauridsen comes to Philly

Voorhees, NJ -- Another day, another key player removed from the lineup.

The Philadelphia Flyers placed defenseman Braydon Coburn on injured reserve and recalled defenseman Oliver Lauridsen from the American Hockey League.

According to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, Coburn is out indefinitely after suffering a separated left shoulder. He departed Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders in the second period and did not return.

Lauridsen, 23, will see his first NHL action when the Orange and Black host Boston on Saturday. In 59 games with Adirondack, he has collected one goal and six points with 77 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound native of Denmark has appeared in 126 games for the Phantoms, scoring four times and adding nine assists. He played for St. Cloud State of the WCHA from 2008-11.

In other roster news, defenseman Andrej Meszaros -- who left Tuesday's loss to the New York Rangers with a recurrence of a left-shoulder injury originally suffered in late January -- will have surgery to repair that damage on April 2.

It is expected to be a season-ending procedure.

Meszaros has only seen action in 11 games this season, recording only two assists. He left Tuesday's home loss to the Rangers with the issue and hasn't played since.

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