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The Flyers announced last night that forwards Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier would be lost for “at least a week” due to their respective injuries (Hartnell – upper body, Lecavalier – lower) suffered in last night’s 2-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. And as a result, per Glens Falls, NY reporter Diana Nearhos, have recalled forwards Michael Raffl and Tye McGinn from their AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms.
I'm told that McGinn and Raffl were called up after the injuries to Lecavalier and Hartnell.
— Diana C. Nearhos (@dianacnearhos) October 12, 2013
Raffl is leading the Phantoms in scoring so far this season, with a goal and two assists in two games, including his first professional goal in a losing effort last night versus the Hartford Wolf Pack.
McGinn, who isn’t new to the Flyers after having an 18-game stint with the team last year, has one goal in his two games with the Phantoms. As a member of the Flyers, he has three goals and two assists in his 18 games. He also became somewhat of a legend last year after taking on former Leafs enforcer Mike Brown, and losing in the process.
The two call-ups will be available for the Flyers tonight as they visit their new Eastern Conference-mates, the Detroit Red Wings at 7:00 PM.
UPDATE: As per Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren, Hartnell will unfortunately miss 2-4 weeks, Lecavalier’s status doesn’t change. Holmgren says he’s out about a week.