Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Meszaros hurt again; Gustafsson recalled

VOORHEES, N.J. –  Deja vu all over again.

For the second time in this truncated season, Andrej Meszaros injured his left shoulder in a game against the New York Rangers.

It was suffered in the closing minutes of yesterday’s 5-2 loss to the Rangers when he collided with an opposing player on a clearing attempt in his own zone.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said Meszaros will be out of the lineup indefinitely, and has been placed on injured reserve to facilitate the call-up of defenseman Erik Gustafsson from Adirondack.

Meszaros already missed more than a month this season with a similar injury, also suffered against the Rangers in the fourth game of the season.

It has been a trying year for the Flyers defenseman  -- who's bad luck on the health front began with a back injury that required surgery last March, followed by a ruptured Achilles tendon that required surgery in July and a pair of shoulder injuries this season.

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