Flyers injury update: Downie still day to day

Flyers injury update: Downie still day to day

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March 25, 2014, 2:15 pm
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Steve Downie suffered an upper-body injury during Saturday's win over the Blues. (USA Today Images)

VOORHEES, N.J. – Steve Downie didn’t practice Tuesday, but there’s been no change in his status, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

The Flyers’ winger remains day to day with an upper-body injury he sustained in Saturday’s win over the St. Louis Blues.

Typically, when players are day to day, they’re healthy enough to at least take part in some elements of practice. Downie, however, was not on the ice with his teammates at all on Tuesday.

“I think he just needs some more time,” coach Craig Berube said. “He’s still listed day to day, but it wasn’t right to skate today.”

Berube said he isn’t sure when Downie will be able to return. He is expected to miss Wednesday’s game in New York against the Rangers.

Downie collided with Blues center Patrik Berglund when we was caught looking behind the play. He collapsed and required assistance to leave the ice. No penalty was called on the play.

Tye McGinn, who was recalled from the Adirondack Phantoms over the weekend, took over Downie’s spot in the roster. He practiced Tuesday and will play against the Rangers.

McGinn was credited with three hits and one attempt on net in 7:52 on the ice in the Flyers’ 3-2 loss to the L.A. Kings, Monday night.

“I thought he did fine,” Berube said. “Skated well. Made some nice little plays around the offensive zone and to come out of our end. Didn’t get out there a whole lot, so we’re going to try to find him some more ice.”

Maintenance days
Sean Couturier and Nick Grossmann did not practice Tuesday, but both are healthy.

The two Flyers had maintenance days, according to Holmgren. They will play Wednesday.