Jakub Voracek Out with a Finger Injury
UNIONDALE, N.Y.— Flyers right wing Jake Voracek skated fast to the bench, his left glove still on the ice as he waved at the trainer on the bench.
The Czech Olympian was in trouble after being slashed by Islander Cal Clutterbuck while the Flyers were on the power play. He came off the ice with 14:05 left to go in the Flyers’ shootout loss to New York and although he returned to the bench after a trip to the locker room, he never saw ice time for the rest of the game.
“It’s a loss for sure,” coach Craig Berube said. “He’s a good player, one of our better players, so it would be a loss if he’s out, but that happens. Guys have to step up and play.”
GM Paul Holmgren said that the first-line right wing would be evaluated upon the Flyers’ return to Philadelphia Monday night. The team likely will have a diagnosis at some point today.
Voracek was heating up before the Islanders got revenge on the Flyers for a win Saturday. He had four goals and one assist in his last five games entering Monday’s matinee loss.