"Mike Rathje is out for tonights game versus the Islanders, he is playing in a ton of pain and is going to be out Indefinately, you probably won't see him in a Flyers uniform again, with that said the flyers don't have a ton of options, Pitkanen is also out tonight, Lars Jonson and Alex Picard are in."
Glen MacNow on 610WIP said the same thing before the game tonight. sounds like it will be some kind of injury settlement.
WIP said that the idea of "stepping away" has crossed Rathje's mind, but is going to look for new treatments
Rathje sounded really discouraged with his situation, and disappointed in himself with the way he's been playing. I felt sorry for him - it must be so hard to not be able to compete the way you have in the past and the way you want to.