Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Flyers injury update: Boucher out, Giroux will play

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And the Flyers goalie carousel continues. The Flyers learned today that Brian Boucher, who was injured in Game 5 against the Bruins on Monday night, will miss about a month after an MRI showed that he had a sprained MCL. Taking his place in net will be playoff rookie Michael Leighton, who filled in admirably for Boucher in Game 5 but is dealing with his own injury issues. While the Flyers should have confidence in Leighton, it will be a shame that they will be without Boucher, who has been one of the best goaltenders in the playoffs.

There was some good news on the Flyers injury front, however, as the team expects Claude Giroux to play in Game 6 after injuring his shoulder in Game 5. While some reports around the league speculated that Giroux had a concussion, the Flyers made it clear that he only suffered a shoulder tweak when he was boarded by Bruin Steve Begin.

With every injury, the chances the Flyers have of coming back in this series becomes slimmer and slimmer, making the fact that they have actually made this a series against the Bruins all the more amazing.

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