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Andrej Meszaros to Miss At Least a Month With Shoulder Injury

The buzz from last night's win has officially worn off.

Another Flyers went down after last night's game, and this time it's at the blue line. Andrej Meszaros is expected to miss at least a month with a left shoulder injury.

Meszaros injured his shoulder in the second period against the Rangers. He walked up the tunnel in obvious pain and did not return to the game.

"Right now we’re hoping that it’s about a four-week rehabilitation of the injury," said general manager Paul Holmgren in his statement. "It’s a muscle injury in and around his shoulder joint. We’ve just got to try to get it stronger.  We believe he’s going to be out for about a month."

This is the Flyers fourth injury in as many games.

"As far as being snakebitten with injuries ... I'm not sure we're much different than a lot of teams that are in the league," Holmgren also said. "We've just got to fight through it and take the approach that it's opportunities for other players. That's just the way it's going to be. We've got to deal with it on a day-to-day basis, and I think the coaches have done a good job of that to date. But hopefully we can break this stream of losing a guy a game, and stay healthy."

Meszaros had surgery on the same shoulder back in 2009.

In the mean time, the Flyers have recalled defenseman Andreas Lilja to give them a seventh defenseman for now. Kurtis Foster is expected to return to the ice.

"[He was] recalled just so we have seven healthy guys going on this trip here," said Holmgren. The Flyers will travel to Florida for Saturday and Tampa Bay on Sunday. 

"[Lilja's] played very good for the Phantoms," Holmgren added. "He’s a good guy; he’s got lots of life to his game."

With Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban refusing to sign with the team, it is expected the Canadiens trade him. That being said, speculations are already swirling that the Flyers could be interested in the All-Star 23-year-old defenseman.

No word yet what type of package would send Subban to the Flyers but one would have to believe it would have to include Sean Couturier or Brayden Schenn.