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Scott Hartnell's Injury the Latest Bit of Bad Luck for the Flyers

Forwards are dropping like flies for the Flyers, and Scott Hartnell could be next on the list.

The Flyers left winger was injured late in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the devils. With 6:53 remaining in the game, Kimmo Timonen fired a slap shot that hit Hartnell in the left foot, hobbling him.

Today general manager Paul Holmgren said Hartnell will be out indefinitely. It hasn't been specified what Hartnell's injury is just yet.

"Scott will be out indefinitely with left foot injury," Holmgren said. "We will know more on this within a day or 2 as we await results of tests."

Despite taking the puck to the foot, Hartnell finished the game against the Devils. Immediately after, Hartnell had an ice pack on his injured foot in the dressing room and was favoring it while standing.

Hartnell did not dress during today's practice in Voorhees. Sean Couturier took Hartnell's place on the top power play unit. Scott Laughton filled in on the second unit.

It isn't known yet who will play in place of Hartnell if he isn't able to play on Thursday. Danny Briere skated with the top line today but isn't expected to return until the weekend.

If Hartnell is out for an extended period of time (which isn't likely the case), the Flyers will find themselves even more short-handed than they already are at the forward position.

Briere is still out, and Zac Rinaldo isn't ready to return after suffering a lacerated leg from a skate on Sunday. And if Brayden Schenn is suspended for Thursday's game, the Flyers could be without four forwards against the Rangers.

Briere will have an X-ray on Thursday. There is a good chance he returns on Saturday in Florida.