The news on Scott Hartnell is not good. The timetable on his
return to the ice just went from out indefinitely to four-to-eight weeks –
anywhere from 14 to 25 games of the Flyers’ condensed 48-game schedule – as GM
Paul Holmgren revealed to reporters the left winger has a broken bone in his
Hartnell took a shot off his foot against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night, and skated to bench gingerly.
Obviously this is a big blow for the Flyers, who have
started off slow, and are already trying to replace Jaromir Jagr on their top line.
Hartsy is coming off of a career year while playing alongside Claude Giroux, scoring
67 points off of 37 goals and 30 assists. He also led the club with 16 power
There is already talk Homer will explore a trade to fill the
void while Hartnell is out. Still a big blow for Philly both in terms of
production and leadership.
Update: Here's Homer on the injuries:
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NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.
Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).
Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.
Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.
Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.
Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.
Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.
Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats.
Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season.
Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin.
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P