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Sestito lost with groin tear

More bad news on the injury front Friday afternoon, as the Philadelphia Flyers announced that enforcer Tom Sestito will have surgery to repair a torn groin muscle next week. The 24-year-old winger will miss 6-to-8 weeks, per GM Paul Holmgren. Sestito left Thursday’s game against Buffalo in the second period with what the team termed a lower-body injury. Though everyone assumed at first that it had something to do with his upper-body (i.e. hand) at first, take a look at the fight itself: Sestito is going pretty good, until he just folds up like a card table and falls to …

Giroux Leads Flyers’ Drubbing Of Sabres In Eventful Game

The Flyers scored seven goals in the final 40 minutes to overcome an early two-goal deficit, as Philly trampled the visiting Buffalo Sabres 7-2 tonight. Claude Giroux dished out a career-high five assists, while Scott Hartnell had a goal and three assists in the Flyers’ third win over the Sabres this season. Both Wayne Simmonds and Max Talbot potted a pair of goals in the win, as the Flyers turned in their highest-scoring game since their 9-2 beating of the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 5. Simmonds missed the beginning of the game due to an injury he suffered in warm-ups. After …

Leino talks about his return to Philadelphia

He literally came out of nowhere (because Peter Laviolette buried him on the bench) after the Flyers acquired him from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for unlamented defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen on February 6, 2010. But Ville Leino exploded during that memorable playoff run two years ago, turning the NHL on its ear and tying Minnesota’s Dino Ciccarelli for the highest point total by a rookie in the Stanley Cup playoffs with 21 (7G, 14A) in just 19 games as Philly came up short against Chicago. He continued to make the opposition take notice with a 19-goal, 54-point campaign last …

Atlantic Watch: 2/8-2/14

The Flyers managed to hold on for a one-goal win Thursday before they dropped both of their games on the weekend to go 1-2-0 this week. The win was the Flyers’ second since the All-Star break, as they are 2-4-2 since the break with both wins coming at home. Philly looks forward to two games against Eastern Conference teams outside the playoff picture in the next few days, as well as a meeting with the Penguins to determine crucial points in the standings. On Thursday, Brayden Schenn potted the game-winner in the second period to give the Flyers just enough …

3-on-3 Weekly Update: 02.14.12

Welcome to this week’s edition of 3-on -3, where we look back at the week that was for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers are coming off a very tough week, going 1-2-1 in four games, but losing two big tests against the Rangers and Red Wings. The three points the Flyers captured was just enough to keep the Orange and Black in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.  Let’s get to this week’s 3 “hot” and 3 “not” players of the week. 3”Hot”: Brayden Schenn: The 20-year-old former first round pick of the LA Kings had a good week racking …