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Injury Update on Briere, Grossmann, JvR and Mez

With their first round opponent already decided and the playoffs a little under a week away, the Philadelphia Flyers gave a brief update on some injured players who the team will hope to have back in time for a deep run.

On Friday afternoon, the team's official twitter account posted that general manger Paul Holmgren projected that James van Riemsdyk is expected to return in 2-3 weeks as he is still healing from foot surgery.

It has been reported by several sources that he is still in a walking boot.

He also announced that Andrej Meszaros was expected to be 2-4 weeks away from a return after recovering from back surgery.

Meszaros was seen in attendance as a spectator in the pressbox for the Flyers remaining home games this past week. 

Despite a projected return, it still appears as though both players will miss the team's first round meeting with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

On the positive side, Nicklas Grossmann was upgraded to day-to-day after suffering a knee injury against Pittsburgh last Sunday. He and the team have consistently stated that he hopes to be ready for Game 1 against the Penguins.

Daniel Briere is still listed as out indefinitely but also has stated that he hopes to return in time for Game 1. Still being listed as 'out indefinitely,' is a sign that may not happen.

Check back to The Checking Line-Flyers Edition for updates as they develop.




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