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Flyers Injury Updates: Hips Don't Lie

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 19:  Jeff Carter #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Wachovia Center on April 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Chris DiFrancescoAnalyst IApril 30, 2009

Unfortunately for the Philadelphia Flyers, Mike Richards isn't the only guy on the roster that needs some repairing.

Evidently, Jeff Carter separated his shoulder while sliding into the boards in game three of the first round against the Penguins. Luckily enough, the injury will not require surgery, but it will need at least two weeks of rehab and rest.

Furthermore, Winger Darrol Powe has a torn labrum in his hip, no updates on a surgery date. Simon Gagne, Antero Niittymaki, and defensemen Randy Jones also are headed to get their hips examined. It is not yet known if any of them will need surgery.

Gagne's injury was said to have started around the end of the season through the playoff series.

Lastly, Jeff Carter turned down Team Canada's invite to play for them in the upcoming World Championships, understandably so.


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