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Daily Times beat writer Anthony J. SanFilippo takes you inside the locker rooms of the Philadelphia Flyers and the rest of the NHL.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


The Flyers are hoping the surgical procedure Jeff Carter will undergo tomorrow can speed up his recovery and ultimately his return to the ice - maybe before the regular season is out.
He will have a screw inserted at Thomas Jefferson hospital.
“A bunch of different foot and ankle specialists looked at Jeff," general manager Paul Holmgren said. “It was decided to put (the screw) in for two reasons: Number one, it might expedite him back in the lineup, but the more important one is, where the fracture is, there might be future problems down the road if he didn’t have it."
Holmgren believes that the screw will permanently remain in Carter’s foot as a stabilizer.
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As for Matt Carle, Holmgren added the injury was a deep bone bruise in his left foot (Calling Daniel Day Lewis). Apparently, the injury occurred during Tuesday's 2-0 loss at Ottawa.
Holmgren added that an X-Ray and an MRI were both negative but that more tests wil be needed once swelling goes down. That sounds like he might miss more than this one game.


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