Huskins Has Concussion; Manning, Konan Recalled
The Flyers blue line suffered another casualty as this forgettable 2013 campaign winds down.
Recently acquired defenseman Kent Huskins suffered a concussion in yesterday's 7-3 win in Montreal. Montreal's Ryan White came in high on Huskins [video], connecting with the shoulder and leaving Huskins dazed on the ice.
Immediately after the hit, Kurtis Foster jumped in and wrestled White to the ice. White was hit with a five minute major for fighting and a match penalty for deliberate injury.
White has an in-person hearing with Brendan Shanahan today, meaning he will be definitely getting a long-term suspension for the hit.
As for the Flyers, this is the fourth defensemen they lost for potentially the remainder of the season due to injury. Huskins was acquired before the deadline from Detroit and was playing for a contract extension next season.
The Flyers called up a pair of rookie defensemen from Adirondack, Brandon Manning and Matt Konan. Both will be available to play tonight against New York, especially because Bruno Gervais is reportedly banged up but no details are known on him at this time.
UPDATE: Gervais has an abdominal tear. He will have surgery to repair it, ending his season.
In 65 games with the Phantoms this season, Manning has six goals and 15 assists for 21 points. He's a minus-28 and has registered a team-high 135 penalty minutes.
Manning, 22, played in four NHL games for the Flyers last season. He was a plus-1.
Konan, 21, is another tough guy. In 45 games with the Phantoms he has two goals and four assists. He was a minus-8 and logged 54 penalty minutes.