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By Sarah Baicker

Flyers left wing James van Riemsdyk will miss one to two weeks with an upper-body injury, after getting hurt in the third period of Wednesday’s overtime win against the New York Islanders.

“We’re hoping to get him back sooner than that, obviously,” general manager Paul Holmgren said. “We’ll see how it comes over the next few days.”

Van Riemsdyk, 22, was a surprise scratch from Friday afternoon's win over the the Montreal Canadiens. Holmgren said van Riemsdyk’s injury wasn’t related to a hit he took on Wednesday, instead happened during a play in which he "went to pass the puck."

Holmgren added that the young winger didn’t practice with the rest of the team on Thanksgiving and that his injury was serious enough that there was no chance of his playing against the Habs.

Van Riemsdyk played just under 18 minutes on Wednesday, but didn’t play after the 58th minute of regulation and did not appear at all in OT.

In 20 games this season, van Riemsdyk has eight goals and eight assists. At this time last season, he’d yet to score a goal.

Jagr, Pronger still out
Chris Pronger (virus) and Jaromir Jagr (groin) also missed Friday’s win over the Canadiens, and will miss Saturday’s Winter Classic preview against the New York Rangers, as well.

The Flyers are hoping both players will be able to return next Friday, when the Flyers travel to Anaheim to face the Ducks.

“It’s unfortunate for Jaromir and for us that he aggravated the same injury the last game,” Holmgren said. “So we’ll take it a little slower this time. He did have a different treatment over the last couple days since the injury.

“We’re shooting for next Friday. If that’s the case, great. If not, we’ll just wait.”

The same goes for Pronger, Holmgren said.

“Best-case scenario would be the same, next Friday in Anaheim,” he said. “Chris is feeling better but he’s still not feeling himself just yet.”

And Lilja, too
Defenseman Andreas Lilja will be out six weeks with a high-ankle sprain that he sustained in the third period of Friday’s win.

Though Holmgren declined to name a call-up to play in Lilja’s place, Kevin Marshall was reportedly a late scratch from Friday’s Adirondack Phantoms game – a good sign that Marshall will travel to New York with the Flyers.

Marshall recently played in his first NHL game, the Flyers’ 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Monday night.
 

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Flyers are getting hit hard by the injury bug. I'd rather them deal with it now than in April. They've got enough young guys who are capable of playing to make up for it. Defense is where they can't afford to lose more players.

Friday's game against Montreal was fun. I'm going to Montreal next month to see the game on the 15th and stay for a few days. Should be a good time.
 

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Yep, not looking good. We are still winning and getting it done, but these two would help a lot. Pronger has a mystery illness as he has done and passed concussion tests. Hope he is OK.
 

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Adam Kimelman

The Philadelphia Flyers will be without top-line center Claude Giroux indefinitely after the team revealed Tuesday he has a concussion.

"Claude reported not feeling very good today," Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren said. "Over the past few days, his symptoms have gradually gotten worse. He will be out indefinitely."

Giroux was injured late in the second period of Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning when he was accidentally kneed in the head by teammate Wayne Simmonds. Giroux had gone to his knees to make a defensively play in the neutral zone. Simmonds was trailing the play and tried to jump over Giroux, but didn't get high enough, and his knee collided with the right side of Giroux's head.

Giroux leads the League with 39 points, and tops the Flyers with 16 goals and 23 assists. He also leads the team's forwards in average ice time per game at 21:28, and plays on the team's top power-play and penalty-killing units.

"He's our best player," linemate Scott Hartnell said Saturday. "He's a big catalyst for us. He's so strong on pucks, he's great defensively. Obviously we know what he can do offensively. If he's out we're going to miss him big-time."

Rookie Sean Couturier, who had been centering an all-rookie fourth line, likely will slide into Giroux's spot on the top line between Hartnell and Jaromir Jagr when the Flyers play Tuesday in Washington.

"I'll try to use my size and my creativity in the offensive zone," Couturier said following Tuesday's morning skate. "They're two great guys so it should be easy to adapt for me … just have to work hard and get to the net and good things should happen."

Giroux is the third member of the team out with a head injury. Team captain Chris Pronger will visit noted concussion specialists Dr. Micky Collins and Dr. Joseph Maroon in Pittsburgh on Wednesday to assess with his concussion-like symptoms, and rookie forward Brayden Schenn is out with a mild concussion.
 

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I think it might be time for the Flyers to start thinking about a trade. I wonder if Pronger is coming back after this one and come playoff time they are sure going to miss him back on d. I've heard rumblings about possibly Shea Webber or Bryan McCabe, who is a free agent. I don't think McCabe could fill Pronger's position or the team's need for a big, physical defenseman. Plus, he is almost 37...
 

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I think it might be time for the Flyers to start thinking about a trade. I wonder if Pronger is coming back after this one and come playoff time they are sure going to miss him back on d. I've heard rumblings about possibly Shea Webber or Bryan McCabe, who is a free agent. I don't think McCabe could fill Pronger's position or the team's need for a big, physical defenseman. Plus, he is almost 37...
We need someone younger and cheaper. I don't want to give away a good, young player for what might be a rental in Weber. I don't want McCabe either. He's horrible.
 
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