Meszaros, Coburn Done For the Season With Shoulder Injuries
The Flyers found out today that the season's of Andrej Meszaros and Braydon Coburn are officially over.
Meszaros, who injured his shoulder for the second time this season, will have season-ending surgery on April 2 to repair a torn rotator cuff. Coburn will also sit out the rest of the season with a shoulder separation.
The Flyers have also been without Nicklas Grossmann for the last three games.
"When you take a big horse like that out of the lineup, you miss his minutes for sure," head coach Peter Laviolette said of Coburn after yesterday's game.
Both Meszaros and Coburn were in the midst of arguably their worst seasons in Flyers sweaters. Meszaros battled a pair of shoulder injuries, registering only two assists in 11 games.
Coburn was more disappointing. Serving as the team's top minute getter, he had only one goal and four assists in 33 games. Coburn has missed only eight games since 2007.
On Wednesday, the Flyers called up Erik Gustafsson. This morning they called up rookie Oliver Lauridsen to make his official debut on Saturday against Boston. Both will remain in the lineup the rest of the season.
Lauridsen's recalling is going to be an interesting experiment the remaining 15 games of the season. At 6'6" and 220 pounds, Lauridsen is a stay-at-home defenseman who can block shots.
“He’s a big guy that can skate,” Laviolette said. “I called down there [to Adirondack] and the reports on him are good. I really liked the game he had [when the Phantoms played] here. He was physical.”
Gustafsson vouched for his teammate the same way.