Meltzer’s Musings: Camp Updates, Quick Hits

FLYERS PREPARING FOR SPLIT-SQUAD PRESEASON OPENER

There is one day of practice remaining before the Philadelphia Flyers open their 2014 preseason schedule with split-squad games against the Toronto Maple Leafs in London, Ont., and at the Wells Fargo Center against the Washington Capitals. Later today, head coach Craig Berube will make final decisions on which players will stay in Philly and whi

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Meltzer’s Musings: Day Two, Giroux Injury, Day One Notebook, Quick Hits

GIROUX HAS LOWER BODY INJURY, WILL MISS APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS

Flyers captain Claude Giroux left the ice only a few minutes into the team's first training camp practice session yesterday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall subsequently confirmed that the player sustained a lower body injury.

According to Hextall, Claude Giroux will miss approximately two w

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Meltzer’s Musings: Timonen, Training Camp Opens, Quick Hits

TIMONEN TO REMAIN OUT INDEFINITELY

Yesterday, the Philadelphia Flyers held a press conference at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, to officially confirm the diagnosis that five-time Barry Ashbee Trophy winner Kimmo Timonen received last month in his native Finland.

The longtime assistant captain cannot be medically cleared to play hockey as long he is on blood thinners to combat blood clots in

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What Timonen, Hextall Said

There was no real advancement in terms of "news" today during the Kimmo Timonen news conference.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall said in August he had to prepare for the possibility Timonen would not play. That's why the club signed Michael Del Zotto.

Craig Berube told me last week he was going into camp with two, new d-pairs to try out and that was necessary since Timonen wasn't there.

That Timo

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