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Philadelphia Flyers’ Nicklas Grossmann out 8-10 weeks

Nicklas Grossmann has seen the ice for the last time this post-season. It was apparent that the 29 year old defenseman suffered a lower body injury during Game 4 of the first round series against the New York Rangers, and the extent of his injury was disclosed today.

Flyers coach Paul Holmgren gave an update on Grossmann prior to the start of Game 5 this evening, stating that “Nicklas had successful surgery this morning to repair tendon damage in his right ankle suffered in Game 4 of this playoff series. Nicklas will be out of action for 8-10 weeks.”

The injury occurred when Grossmann took a bad spill against the boards, catching his right food in an awkward position. He had a hard time skating off the ice and never returned to play. Luckily the tendon was repaired successfully. Grossmann will be out anywhere from eight to ten weeks, seeing as no complications arise.

Grossmann had one goal, 13 assists and 14 points over 78 regular season games throughout the 2013-14 season. He also led all Flyers in blocked shots at 174 and is halfway through a four year, $14 million dollar contract. He should be fine to return by training camp next fall.

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