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9/26/2006 6:53:47 PM

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Antero Niittymaki suffered a torn labrum in his left hip during Tuesday's morning practice.

"Antero Niittymaki tore the labrum in his left hip today at the morning skate," said Flyers GM Bobby Clarke. "The MRI shows that there is a tear and the MRI will be sent overnight to Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, Tennessee. We won't know if surgery is necessary until tomorrow afternoon. If surgery is necessary, it will be six to eight weeks before he is back playing."

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Niittymaki may not need surgery

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9/28/2006 1:58:31 PM

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Antero Niittymaki may not need surgery on the torn labrum in his left hip, Flyers Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim McCrossin announced Thursday.

McCrossin stated that Niittymaki would be evaluated by Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville Friday morning.

''What Dr. Byrd found on the MRI is that at some point Niitty is going to need surgery,'' said McCrossin. ''But, he did give us another option about having a (cortisone) injection, calming down the hip and keeping the hip strong and allowing Niitty to play throughout the season and having the surgery done in the offseason.''

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