It was announced today that Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott will be out at least two weeks. It has been described as a lower-body injury. He suffered it Wednesday night against the New Jersey Devils. He failed to finish the game and also had to be helped off the ice after going cross-crease to try and make a save.
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Brian Elliott Out Two Weeks
This will be a big loss for the Flyers as Brian Elliott had been the starter this season. He will likely be placed on injured reserve alongside Michal Neuvirth, who has only played one game this season due to injury. The Flyers picked up Calvin Pickard off waivers at the beginning of the year. He will most likely become the starter. They have also recalled Alex Lyon from the minors to be the backup for the time being.
Brian Elliott has played 14 games this year with a 6-7-0 record. He also has a 2.59 GAA and a .911 SV%. Elliott ranks 6th out of 24 goalies with at least 12 starts this year in Corsica’s Goals Saved Above Average. This will be a tough loss for Philly as they will look for one of Pickard or Lyon to step up and replace the big play Elliott has provided.
Flyers Season Thus Far
The Flyers currently sit in a three-way tie in the Metro with 19 points. They have a record of 9-9-1 and will need to keep playing well in what has been a very tough Metro division thus far. Some good news is that they recently got big free agent signing James van Riemsdyk back. Van Riemsdyk had been out since leaving during the second game of the season with a knee injury.
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