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Flyers End Of Season Surgery List Announced: Giroux Headlines With Two Wrist Surgeries

On Saturday morning, the Philadelphia Flyers announced their end of season surgery list via the team’s official website. Here is what the report said:

Wayne Simmonds had to have surgery to repair a broken index finger and will need 4-6 weeks of recovery time. Polarizing defenseman, Matt Carle had to have surgery to repair a torn stomach muscle and will also need 4-6 weeks to recover from the procedure.

Carle’s part time partner, Kimmo Timonen will have to have surgery next week to remove a disc fragment from his lower back and will need 8-10 weeks of recovery. James van Riemsdyk will also need surgery next week to repair a torn labrum in his hip and will need six weeks of recovery time.

Finally, Claude Giroux had surgery on his right wrist to repair torn cartilage and surgery on his left wrist to remove bone spurs. He will need six weeks to recover from the procedures.

Of course, this is far shorter than many expected, which has left many feeling as though this is only a partial list. That certainly could be the case.

Considering that the team was supposed to release the surgery list last Thursday, it was largely speculated that many players needed care so the team didn’t have enough time to evaluate them.

However, it could have also meant that the players were getting second and third opinions and it was decided that some of them only needed rest and not surgery. In that case, the team would not include them on the surgery list.

Whatever it maybe, check back to The Checking Line for any further announcements.


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