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Zac down, Tye up; Briere update

Rinaldo out a week; McGinn returns from the Phantoms; Briere update.
Monday, 01.21.2013 / 1:25 PM
By Anthony SanFilippo - Philadelphia Flyers Inside Reporter / Flyers Inside Out
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Zac down, Tye up; Briere update

The first in-season casualty has struck the Flyers.

Forward Zac Rinaldo will miss at least one week after suffering a laceration to his leg above his right knee and near his thigh after a first period collision with Buffalo defenseman Robyn Regehr.

When the two collided, Regehr’s skate cut Rinaldo, resulting in a gash that needed 20 stitches to close.

The Flyers recalled Tye McGinn from the Phantoms to replace Rinaldo in the lineup.

It’s likely that McGinn will be in the lineup tomorrow in New Jersey, otherwise the Flyers wouldn’t have recalled him and went with either Tom Sestito or Jody Shelley, who were healthy scratches in the first two games of the season.

McGinn caught a bit of a travel break actually. The Phantoms were in Atlantic City Sunday for a game against the Albany Devils, who are playing four home games at the shore this season in anticipation of a possible move there once their contract with Albany expires.

Rather than take the five hour bus trip back to Glens Falls with the Phantoms, the Flyers asked McGinn to stick around for the night as they awaited a status update on Rinaldo after he visited the doctor this morning.

Once it was confirmed that Rinaldo couldn’t play with the stitches, McGinn was officially recalled. If Rinaldo would have been cleared, McGinn would have been sent back to Glens Falls without ever joining the Flyers.

However, this is an opportunity for McGinn to make an impression with the big club after doing a fine job with the Phantoms this season.

He looked good in training camp with the Flyers, but was sent back to Adirondack as part of a numbers game, but the Flyers liked him enough that it was a no-brainer he would be recalled at the first sign of injury.

In other injury news, Danny Briere skated on his own Sunday and is getting better with each passing day, but the likelihood of him being back for either Tomorrow’s game in New Jersey or Thursday’s game against New York seems like a longshot.

Briere is hoping to return over the weekend, as the Flyers play a pair of road games against Florida and Tampa Bay.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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