Flyers Notes: Flyers' Giroux, Simmonds, van Riemsdyk have surgery

Posted: May 20, 2012

The Flyers released their postseason injury report Saturday, and it included three players who recently had surgery, and two players who will have operations this week, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

Star center Claude Giroux, who had said Scott Hartnell took some of his playoff faceoffs to give him some work, had surgery on both wrists. The 24-year-old Giroux had surgery on his right wrist to repair torn cartilage, and on his left wrist to remove bone spurs. Recovery time is six weeks.

Right winger Wayne Simmonds had surgery to repair a broken left finger, and defenseman Matt Carle had a torn stomach muscle repaired. Simmonds is expected to need four to six weeks to recover, while Carle's recovery is six weeks.

Holmgren said all-star defenseman Kimmo Timonen will have surgery to remove a disk fragment from his lower back. Full recovery is expected in eight to 10 weeks, Holmgren said.

Left winger James van Riemsdyk, who had an injury-filled season, will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. He is expected to recover in six weeks.

There were reports in Sweden after the season that hobbled defenseman Nick Grossmann would need knee surgery, but Holmgren said no other Flyers would go under the knife. -Sam Carchidi

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