Vincent Lecavalier, Scott Hartnell injured, out a week; Tye McGinn, Michael Raffl recalled

Paul Bereswill

With Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier out for a week, the Flyers have recalled Tye McGinn and Michael Raffl.

The Flyers have an extremely tough week coming up this week, beginning with a game in Detroit tonight. Afterwards, they'll host Vancouver on Tuesday and the Penguins on Thursday. The opposite of easy.

They'll be without Vincent Lecavalier and Scott Hartnell for those three games at least. Both went down with injuries in Friday night's 2-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes -- Hartnell a upper-body injury, Vinny a lower-body injury. Both will undergo MRIs on Saturday. Here's Paul Holmgren talking about the injuries after the Phoenix game:

And now, this morning...

There's no word on how the lineup will look Saturday against Detroit with the new call-ups, but it's a good opportunity for both McGinn and Raffl to turn in a more-impressive performance than what the Flyers saw during training camp.

Both were in competition to make the Flyers roster during camp but failed to do so. With an impressive couple of games, either one or both of Raffl or McGinn could stick around ... maybe wishful thinking here, but perhaps they could bump Jay Rosehill or Kris Newbury off the roster if they impress enough. More skill in the lineup is always a good thing, and both Raffl and McGinn have plenty of skill.

That's a problem for another day, though. For now, the Flyers are without Hartnell and Lecavalier -- the latter of whom has been their best forward all season so far -- and the task ahead of them for the next week is a daunting one.

More from Broad Street Hockey:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Broad Street Hockey

You must be a member of Broad Street Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Broad Street Hockey. You should read them.

Join Broad Street Hockey

You must be a member of Broad Street Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Broad Street Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker