: Injury Report:
Brian Boucher (out 7-10 days, lower body -- post #47); Backlund recalled
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09-27-2009, 02:22 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
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Tim P. has a lengthier article posted --
Johan Backlund will practice Monday at Skate Zone, replacing the injured Brian Boucher – who is going to miss a week to 10 days with that infamous “lower body” injury that sounds more and more like a pulled groin.
Why groin? Because general manager Paul Holmgren said Sunday that Boucher “tweaked” something and that it was “minor.” Tweak usually refers to groin pulls.
Backlund will backup starter Ray Emery. Boucher was injured, apparently, getting up from the ice during the first period of Saturday’s 1-0 preseason loss to the Devils in Newark, N.J.
“He’s going to miss the opening weekend,” Holmgren said of Boucher. The Flyers open the season Friday night in Carolina, then fly to Newark for Saturday’s game against the Devils.
Backlund had a rough start to preseason, yet recovered for a good camp. By all accounts, he looked very sharp playing for the Adirondack Phantoms in Glens Falls on Friday night. He had 26 saves during a 2-1 win over Albany.
“We were happy with his camp when we sent him down,” Holmgren said of Backlund. “We wanted to get him playing and give Brian and Ray the time they needed to play for the regular season. With Brian getting injured, it kind of throws a wrench into that.”
Emery was to play the entire final preseason game Tuesday against Minnesota, but that will now change with Emery and Backlund splitting time in net.
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