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Boyd Gordon out at least a week with upper-body injury

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Flyers forward Boyd Gordon, who has been a scratch in two of the team’s last three games, is injured. Ron Hextall announced Tuesday morning that he’ll be out for a “minimum of one week” due to an upper body injury.

In eight games played this season, Gordon has a goal and two penalty minutes. Brought in this offseason largely for his faceoff ability, Gordon has won 52.4 percent of the 63 faceoffs he’s taken thus far on the year.

Michael Raffl, who has been injured for all but three games so far this season, could return to the lineup on Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings. He’d slot into the bottom-six, and while we obviously hope Gordon gets well soon, Raffl’s addition and Gordon’s subtraction from the lineup is a plus move on the ice.

What the injury means for the rest of the bottom-six is a question. It’s been a bit of a revolving door thus far this season, so we’ll see if it leads to anything concrete as the Flyers prepare to play three games in four days between Wednesday and Saturday.