• December 9, 2022

Offseason Surgery List Released for Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers released on Saturday morning a list of players who are in need of offseason surgery.

  • Claude Giroux – torn cartilage in right wrist and bone spurs in left wrist
  • Wayne Simmonds – broken index finger
  • Matt Carle – torn stomach muscle
  • Kimmo Timonen – disc fragment in lower back
  • James van Riemsdyk – torn hip labrum

It is unknown at this point if this is the full list of injuries or if more news will be coming shortly.

It’s surprising that Giroux had issues with both of his wrists, considering he hasn’t played a postseason game in eleven days and yet still leads all players in points with 17 (Dustin Brown is in 2nd with 15 points). He also finished the playoffs with a 51.9% face-off record in spite of his “handicap.”

Carle was apparently a beast, second among all Flyers in ice time in the postseason despite a nagging injury. One point that beat writer Bill Meltzer made a few days ago about Carle’s value to the team is is his health and iron man status.

“Something that is not widely publicized about Carle is what a hard worker he is. He hasn’t missed a game in two seasons, and suited up in 80 games the year before that. So you know that the 27-year-old has accumulated his fair share of bumps, bruises and minor injuries. Despite that, he is a player who rarely takes so much as a maintenance day. Carle is well-conditioned and able to carry as many minutes as the team wants or needs to give him in any given game.”

Simmonds was fairly invisible during the Stanley Cup Semifinals. His broken finger may have affected his game a bit, but it’s impossible to measure that. Simmonds has one more year on his contract and should be ready to go for training camp.

Timonen’s surgery is the least surprising announcement.  His back issues have been widely publicized over the last few months, and I doubt his back is the only injury he’s healing from. Timonen has one more year until his expected retirement.

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Josh Janet

Josh Janet was raised in Northern New Jersey, but by an odd set of circumstances, is a Philadelphia sports fan. While recently converted to the Phillies, Josh is a diehard Flyers fan and can be expected to stay on top of the latest NHL news.

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May 19, 2012 3:00 pm

Not too bad of a injury list and most are of the minor variety list (besides Timomen’s and JVR’s) consdiering the long season and playoff games these guys played in..

May 19, 2012 4:08 pm

They’ll all be ready by pre-season. That’s all that matters to me. Timonen might be iffy with his age, but he has plenty of time. Hopefully that’s it.

May 20, 2012 8:57 am

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