March 31, 2012
What: Vancouver Whitecaps (2-0-1, 7 points) at Union (0-3-0, 0 points) When: Saturday, 4 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester TV: 6ABC About the Whitecaps: Vancouver is undefeated but considers itself lucky given what goalkeeper Joe Cannon described as a "flat performance" against D.C. United in its last match. The Whitecaps salvaged a point thanks to a scoreless draw at home. . . . One of Vancouver's flaws is its inability to finish, and that will only get tougher with the absence of Swede Eric Hassli, out with an ankle sprain.
February 3, 2006 |
When the Flyers left Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, they had two question marks: Turner Stevenson's aching right knee and Petr Nedved's aching right groin, injuries suffered in Monday's overtime win over the New York Rangers. Josh Gratton was called up from the Phantoms in case one of the Flyers veterans was unable to play last night against the Buffalo Sabres. Both wound up playing. But given all the groin injuries among Flyers players this season - Peter Forsberg remains sidelined with a left groin strain - Nedved's injury bears close watching.
March 15, 1991 |
Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall will be lost for about four weeks because of the left groin-muscle strain he suffered in the third period of Tuesday's 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. That means Hextall, who had missed five games this season with a left groin strain, will probably not be able to play at least until the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, if the Flyers, with eight games left in the regular season, qualify for postseason play and advance that far. Arthur Bartolozzi, the Flyers' orthopedic surgeon and the physician who examined Hextall yesterday, called the injury a moderate groin strain.
December 4, 2008 |
Danny Briere will be sidelined for four to five weeks with a "significant" groin strain aggravated in his return Tuesday against Tampa Bay, but Flyers coach John Stevens said the club didn't rush the high-scoring center back too soon. "Danny rushed back? I don't think so," Stevens said after the Flyers' voluntary practice yesterday in Voorhees, before the diagnosis was made. "I mean, we try to take due diligence," Stevens said. "We kept him out longer than he probably wanted to be out. He was going to try to play last weekend, and we pushed him in practice and felt like he was ready to go. " Briere, 31, who had missed the previous nine games with a groin strain, was removed Tuesday in the second period.
February 17, 2006 |
It is judgment day for Peter Forsberg and Team Sweden. This morning, the Flyers center is expected to skate and test his injured groin for the first time since his arrival in Italy on Tuesday. If he does not get medical clearance from Swedish team doctor Lennart Houelius, it is expected that he will be sent home. Forsberg has been rehabilitating a left groin strain since Jan. 25 and has not had a full practice with the Flyers since. Yesterday, Houelius said that he had been treating Forsberg aggressively this week.
January 4, 2012 |
WALKING INTO the Flyers' dressing room yesterday, defenseman Andreas Lilja turned to a pack of reporters and said: "Didn't the team let you know that we had off today?" No, Peter Laviolette only gave a handful of his players the day off, but it felt like a holiday inside the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. There were no cameras to jockey around, no coaxing players to talk about more Winter Classic "garbage" and no hype to live up to outdoors. Laviolette said you could "certainly realize the subtraction of what had been brought for the past month.
September 25, 2010 |
The Union resume action Saturday after a rare lengthy break in the Major League Soccer season. While the 6-12-6 Union have struggled with consistency in their inaugural MLS season, the team has played some of its best defense of the season over the last four games. The Union hope to continue their recent defensive effort when they host Chivas USA (7-13-4) in Saturday's 4 p.m. match at PPL Park. Despite losing their most recent game, 1-0, at San Jose on Sept. 15, the Union is 2-1-1 over their last four games and have surrendered just three goals in that span.
January 21, 2012 |
Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell, and Jaromir Jagr have been the Flyers' best line this season, but they have struggled recently and have a combined minus-17 in their last six games. Flyers coach Peter Laviolette isn't panicking; he said the unit will remain intact for Saturday's matinee against New Jersey in Newark. "I've tried to be patient the entire year with power plays and lines, and I'll continue to do that," Laviolette said after Friday's practice in Voorhees. After Thursday's 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders, Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen suggested that Giroux - who has just one goal in his last 12 games and is goalless in his last eight contests - was putting too much pressure on himself.
January 22, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - For the Flyers, the all-star break cannot come fast enough. The team lost three more players to injuries - including center Danny Briere, who suffered a concussion, and winger Jaromir Jagr, who aggravated a groin strain - in their 4-1 victory over New Jersey on Saturday afternoon. Winger Zac Rinaldo also left the game with an upper-body injury and is listed as day to day. Briere is out indefinitely, and Jagr probably won't play until after the all-star break.
March 12, 1990 |
As the Flyers began four days of practices and meetings aimed at rebuilding their shattered confidence, goaltender Ron Hextall hoped the season would last long enough to give him one more chance. Coach Paul Holmgren held a rare Sunday practice yesterday and outlined plans for two practices and a scrimmage today, all in the wake of Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals. "I think it's important now for them (his players) to spend a lot of time together," Holmgren said.