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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 ET
By Anthony SanFilippo - Philadelphia Flyers Inside Reporter / Flyers Inside Out
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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.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 78 22 45 -8 67
W. Simmonds 81 32 28 -7 60
B. Schenn 80 26 33 3 59
J. Voracek 73 11 44 -5 55
S. Gostisbehere 64 17 29 8 46
S. Couturier 63 11 28 8 39
M. Raffl 82 13 18 9 31
M. Read 79 11 15 -5 26
M. Streit 62 6 17 -1 23
S. Laughton 71 7 14 -2 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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