Not good. Early in the second period of Saturday night's contest between the Flyers and New York Rangers, play had to be stopped after Flyers forward Michael Raffl collapsed on the bench (video below). Raffl would need assistance getting to the locker room after the play stoppage.
Raffl had collided with Rangers forward Jarret Stoll shortly before, taking an elbow to the face.
Kimmo Timonen has been diagnosed with blood clots in both lungs and in his right leg. The 39-year-old Flyers' defenseman is currently undergoing treatment in his native Finland, according to Flyers GM Ron Hextall.
Timonen re-signed with the Flyers following a season in which he averaged more than 20 minutes of ice time per game and figured to be a key cog in the Flyer's defense yet again.
Flyers Top Penguins in Overtime
A somewhat unlikely candidate would play hero for the Flyers this afternoon, as Mark Streit scored with 2:50 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Flyers the 4-3 win and third place in the Metropolitan Division.
The Penguins would find the back of the net just minutes into the game to take an early lead at home. The Flyers would respond before the period was up however, as Jakub Voracek scored on the power-play with 2:51 left in the period
The NHL announced today that Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended four games, without pay, for the hit he laid on Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel on Sunday night. Rinaldo was assessed a match penalty for the illegal check to the head (video below).
The four-game suspension puts Rinaldo out for the remainder of the regular season, which wraps up Sunday.
The Flyers have dealt defenseman Andrej Meszaros to the Boston Bruins in return for a conditional third-round pick in the 2014 draft.
Meszaros became a disposable commodity after the Flyers acquired Andrew MacDonald from the Islanders on Tuesday.
The Flyers spent their afternoon in New York, as they visited the Islanders for the second half of a home-and-home series. After winning the first half in Philadelphia 6-4 on Saturday, the Flyers entered their final game of the season against the Islanders looking to improve to 4-0-0 for the season. Sloppy play and ill-timed penalties would cost the Flyers in the end, as they fell to the Islanders in a shootout, losing 4-3.
The Flyers visited the Montreal Canadiens and former Flyer Danny (Daniel now I guess) Briere. The orange and black fell in the end by a score of 4 to 1, as they opened their season 0-2, both losses coming to teams from Canada.
It's here! It's finally here! Hockey season has arrived folks. The Flyers will open the 2013-14 season tonight against the Maple Leafs at the Wells Fargo Center. It will be the first real look at this season's Flyers squad as everyone looks to determine if they have made the moves necessary to become a Stanley Cup contender.