Ray Emery may have a torn labrum in his hip, but the Flyers think he can play out the season and have surgery - if needed - in the summer.
Although this is all hypothesis so far, as the team hasn't addressed it, if he does have a torn labrum and they decide to let him play the rest of the year, things will not go well for this team. You know it's going to hamper him for the rest of the year and he is going to struggle. I have a good feeling he's not going to play until after the break and if we don't win any of these games before the break, they may as well just throw in the towel already.
Flyers goalie Ray Emery underwent an MRI on his left hip Monday, after complaining for days of experiencing “tightness” in the area.
It was the second MRI the 27-year-old goaltender has had on the hip this season. Emery was scratched from Monday’s game against the New Jersey Devils at the Wachovia Center. It was the third game in a row he missed.
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, who did not have results from the procedure as of game time Monday, said that Emery had skated Sunday, “and felt real good after that.”
“He took it easy [Monday], and is going to push it hard tomorrow with the idea that he'll be ready to play Wednesday,” Holmgren said.
The first indication that Emery was battling injury came on Feb. 2, when he was given the day off of practice. Despite participating in the morning skate Feb. 3 at Edmonton, he did not dress for the game that night.