Friday, January 09, 2015

Grossmann out 3 weeks

The  Philadelphia Flyers will have to do  without  the services  of defenseman  Nicklas Grossman  for the next three weeks.

Grossmann  suffered  what the  team called  an upper-body  injury in the first period  of  Thursday's 3-2 overtime  win against Washington, when checked from behind  into the  end boards by Caps  forward Tom Wilson. He did not return to the contest, and there was no hint at specifying a body part which might be ailing.

The  lumbering  29-year-old Swede participated  in all  but one of Philly's 41 games  this  season, collecting three  goals and  eight points and amassing 53 blocked shots -- second-best on the club.

This latest setback looks like it will open the door for either Michael Del Zotto, Carlo Colaiacovo, or both, depending on the game-to-game decisions of head coach Craig Berube.
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