Philadelphia Flyers: Ray Emery Out Up To Six Weeks

December 8th, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter is reporting that Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery has an abdominal tear and may be out as long as six weeks.

The news comes at a tumultuous time for the Flyers, a team that is currently marred in a five game losing streak and has just made a coaching change.

Emery, who is thought to have suffered the injury three weeks ago, has struggled of late after starting the season very strong. The Flyers are not using the injury as an excuse, but it sure sheds light on why Emery’s play had taken such a sudden nosedive. Emery will likely go under the knife on Wednesday.

With Emery gone, that leaves Flyers backup, Brian Boucher, to take over the number one job in between the pipes. Boucher, much like the Flyers, has struggled this season, losing his past three games and posting a 2-5-0 record, with a decent 2.50 GAA and a rather ordinary .902 SV%.

The injury to Emery could not have happened at a worse time for the Flyers. Over the next three weeks the Flyers will take on numerous Eastern Conference opponents, including the New York Islanders (2), the Ottawa Senators, New Jersey Devi ...

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