The already mediocre Philadelphia Flyers defense got thinner today after the team announced that Andrej Meszaros, who was coming off back surgery last season will be out indefinitely with a torn Achilles tendon suffered while training in Slovakia last week.

After losing Matt Carle to free agency, Chris Pronger to a concussion and missing out on restricted free-agent Shea Weber the defense was certain to be a weak spot on the team.

With that, Philadelphia Daily News reporter, Frank Seravalli, called in and told us what moves can be made to replace Meszaros, who is a second pairing defenseman.

Seravalli doesn't see a move in the next coming weeks because of the uncertainty teams are facing with a looming lockout, as the current Collective bargaining agreement expires on September 15.

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Frank Seravalli talks with Ryan Messick and Todd Ranck:


Also, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren met with the media this afternoon to discuss the Andrej Meszaros injury:


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