This was news that the Flyers did not want to hear a few days before the start of the season against the Rangers. Flyers young defensmen Ryan Parent will be out for the first 12-14 weeks of the season due to surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.
The injury occurred last month in a game against the New York Islanders in Canada. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren released the information along with his thoughts on the timing of the surgery, "He'll miss significant time. He's going to need surgery on his right shoulder. He has a torn labrum," Holmgren said. "We tried to do the conservative route with a little rest and some rehab and it didn't work and it's not going in the right direction. We decided today to go the aggressive route." This is very unfortunate for the Flyers and Parent because of the major strides Parent was making.
This is a void that the Flyers will have to fill for for a few months, and hopefully the Flyers will get Parent back in time to make an impact.