Meszaros misses practice (update: he is practicing Tuesday)
Dropping like flies/Flyers....gonna be fun against Pitt if Meszaros is not up to snuff...
The Flyers seemingly dodged a bullet with defenseman Andrej Meszaros.
Or did they?
According to general manager Paul Holmgren, Meszaros will play on Wednesday in Buffalo. But Meszaros was not on the ice for practice on Monday.
Officially, the Flyers are calling it a “maintenance day” for Meszaros.
Yes, Brayden Schenn and Danny Briere also missed practice, but Meszaros’ absence raises a few eyebrows.
In text messages exchanged with the Daily News yesterday, Holmgren would not confirm whether or not Meszaros is actually injured, though that certainly appears to be the case.
On Saturday night in Phoenix, Meszaros was crunched into the boards on a hit by Raffi Torres with just 19 seconds to go in the Flyers’ 4-2 win over the Coyotes. He hobbled off the ice, heading directly to the locker room, while clutching his shoulder.
Holmgren would only say on Sunday that Meszaros is “doing good.”
Danny Briere and Schenn also took maintenance days.
Neither of them, however, were "injured" during the last game. If it's his shoulder it could be a season long injury or he could have a surgery-causing virus - both being worse case scenarios. It could also be a bruise or left as a precaution since the game was over and just need some time off since we only have 4 health non-rookie d.
Of course you can take Homer saying that he's doing good anyway you want. I've been burned before.
I saw earlier that schenn did get on the ice today but it was later on during the practice. Also Bill Meltzer said that JVR has a slight abdominal tear. These things can linger so they better have him 100% before he returns