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01-25-2013, 01:26 PM
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Out a month. Ughhhhh...

At this point, as general manager Paul Homgren puts it, the Flyers have lost about a player a game to injury.

The latest victim is defenseman Andrej Meszaros, who will miss about a month with a left shoulder injury suffered late in the second period of Thursday's 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers. The affected area is the muscle around Meszaros' acromioclavicular (AC) joint.

The loss is a tough one. Meszaros has averaged over 18 minutes on the ice a night in this young 2013 season, and is one of the team's more versatile and mobile defensemen.

Holmgren, however, is electing to remain optimistic.

"As far as being snakebitten with injuries ... I'm not sure we're much different than a lot of teams that are in the league," he said. "We've just got to fight through it and take the approach that it's opportunities for other players. ... That's just the way it's going to be. We've got to deal with it on a day-to-day basis, and I think the coaches have done a good job of that to date. But hopefully we can break this stream of losing a guy a game, and stay healthy."

Meszaros suffered a similar injury in March 2009 and missed significant time. He played just 52 games in the 2008-09 season.

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