What Will Happened with These Injured Flyers Next Season?
While the Flyers watch their last opponents, the New York Rangers, advance to the next round, they're still mending from the rigors of a season ended in the first round of the playoffs.
Three Flyers went under the knife for surgeries, according to team president Paul Holmgren.
Defenseman Nicklas Grossmann will start rehab this week after right-ankle surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery in 6-8 weeks. Grossmann, 29, left Game 4 against New York in the early stages of the second period after going awkwardly into the boards with Rangers forward Derick Brassard.
Grossmann has two more seasons, and a modified no-trade clause, on his contract with a $3.5 million cap hit. He had one goal and 13 assists in 78 regular-season games for the Flyers, mostly on a second pairing with Mark Streit. With new general manager Ron Hextall at the helm, it's unclear what the Flyers' defense will look like next season and what Grossmann's role will be. It would be tough for the Flyers to move Grossmann via trade and they are already in a tight spot against the salary cap with a few holes in the lineup to plug.
Another player who had surgery was call-up Tye McGinn. The 23-year-old forward was recalled for the playoffs, but didn't see any playoff action.