Asham injured: Arron Asham suffered a left oblique muscle strain in the second period and did not return to action. After the game, general manager Paul Holmgren said Asham is expected to miss about two weeks. David Laliberte has been recalled from the Phantoms and will play Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Arron Asham left the game in the second period with a left oblique strain. He only played 3 minutes and 44 seconds but assisted on Darroll Powe’s sixth goal of the season in the first period.
According to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, Asham will be out 10-to-14 days and did not make the trip to the West Coast with the team after the game. The Flyers’ charter left immediately after the game for the 2,800-mile haul to Los Angeles. They were scheduled to land at LAX around 1:30 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday morning.
“He’ll stay back and do his rehab here and continue his fitness,” Holmgren said. “David Laliberte is coming back up, he will probably be there [in Los Angeles] and be there before noon.”
Laliberte provided a spark during his brief call-up with the Flyers in the last two weeks. He posted three points in four games.