FLYERS INJURY CENTER
All Flyers off-season news on injuries and surgeries
Friday, 06.15.2012 / 9:30 AM ET / News
INJURY UPDATE - August 13
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that defenseman Andreas Lilja had left hip surgery in mid-July and is expected back late in October or early November.
Lilja appeared in 46 regular season games and in 10 of 11 Stanley Cup playoff games for Flyers in 2011-12, his first with the club.
He posted six points, all assists, and a plus-minus rating of +9 to go along with 34 penalty minutes while averaging 13:41 of time-on-ice per game.
The 6-3, 220-pound defenseman signed with the Flyers on July 1, 2011 as a Free Agent.
INJURY UPDATE - August 7
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren released a statement early Tuesday morning regarding an injury sustained by Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros:
"Andrej had successful surgery this morning to repair a torn right achilles tendon. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steve Raikin at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Andrej was injured last week during summer training in Slovakia. Andrej will be out indefinitely."
INJURY UPDATE - May 19
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren updated the media today on several Flyers who were battling injuries and some that will required surgery...
Wayne Simmonds – Had surgery to repair broken left index finger. Recovery time is 4-6 weeks.
Claude Giroux – Had surgery on his right wrist to repair torn cartilage and surgery on his left wrist to remove bone spurs. Recovery time is 6 weeks.
Kimmo Timonen – Will have surgery next week to remove a disc fragment from his lower back. Full recovery is expected in 8-10 weeks.