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Nicklas Grossmann To Have Surgery, According To Report

It is expected that over the course of the next few days and potentially weeks, members of the 2011-12 Philadelphia Flyers will be divulging the truth about injuries that they have sustained this season.

Add shutdown defenseman Nicklas Grossmann to the expecting list.

A little over 12 hours removed from the final game of the season and reports have already begun to surface that Grossmann will require surgery this offseason. Per a report by Bill Meltzer of Hockey Buzz, Grossmann turned down an invite to join Team Sweden at the World Championships due to fatigue and impending surgery.



Meltzer received the news from the twitter account of Hockey Night in Sweden correspondent, Marie Lehmann.



The tweet roughly translates to the English equivalent of Grossmann is injured, expects to have surgery and has consulted the general manager (unspecified as to whether it is Paul Holmgren or the general manager of Team Sweden).

Grossmann was hit with a knee-on-knee hit by Joe Vitale in the Flyers 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 1. After sitting out the remaining three games of the regular season, he sustained a concussion in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals before returning in Game 1 of the Semifinals.

UPDATE: Things get lost in translation. Apparently thats what has happened here. Marie Lehmann's tweet apparently means that Grossmann will be WAITING for consultation with doctors and Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren prior to deciding on having offseason knee surgery:





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