Meszaros to have surgery; Coburn out indefinitely

Meszaros to have surgery; Coburn out indefinitely

March 29, 2013, 10:45 pm
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Whenever it comes to Friday night news with the Flyers after 5 p.m., you can be fairly well assured it’s not good.
As suspected, Flyers defensemen Andrej Meszaros and Braydon Coburn are done for the season.
Fifteen games remain.
Meszaros will undergo surgery on April 2 to repair a torn rotator cuff of his left shoulder, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

He limped off the ice hunched over in pain late in the third period of Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

The 27-year-old played the first six games of this shortened season before suffering an injury to his AC joint in his left shoulder on Jan. 24. He missed 21 games, but did not have surgery.

Meszaros returned to the Flyers' lineup on March 9 against the Boston Bruins and played in seven games before being injured on Tuesday.

Injuries have limited Meszaros to just 11 games total this season. In those contests, he had just two assists and a minus-9 rating.

Coburn is out indefinitely with a separated left shoulder. Translation: his season is done, as well.
He sustained the injury in the second period of Thursday's 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders when pinned to the boards by Matt Martin.

In 33 games with the Flyers this season, Coburn has one goal, four assists and a minus-10 rating. This has been his worst season as a Flyer in terms of defensive coverage and turnovers.

There was no change to the status of injured players Nicklas Grossmann and Danny Briere.

Grossmann, who has missed the last three games, is day-to-day with an upper-body injury while Briere remains out indefinitely with a concussion.