Flyers under the knife

Injuries throughout this year have been a heavy burden on the Flyers. A burden I think caused them to lose the series against Buffalo, but now the season is over and its time to get them fixed.

Peter Forsberg will most likely have ankle surgery which could possibly cause him to miss some time beginning of next season.

Michal Handzus, Branko Radivojevic and Donald Brashear all will have surgery on their left shoulders.

Sami Kapanen will have surgey on his right shoulder.

Turner Stevenson and Derian Hatcher will have surgery on their right knees.

Mike Rathje at some point will have surgery on his hip.

A review of this years injuries. This is only from THIS year.

Mike Knuble - None, only Flyer to play all 82 games.
Jeff Carter - Missed 1 game after taking a puck to the ear.
Mike Richards - Missed 1 game with sprained wrist, 2 games with head injury.
Mike Rathje - Missed 3 games with groin injury, also torn labrum in his right hip.
Derian Hatcher - Missed 2 games bruised knee, also missed first 3 games serving suspension.
Donald Brashear - Missed 5 games with shoulder injury, also suspended one game.
Michal Handzus - Missed 8 games with shoulder injury.
Simon Gagne - Missed 5 games with groin injury, missed 1 game with flu, missed 3 games bruised knee.
Brian Savage - Missed 11 games with knee injury.
Branko Radivojevic - Missed 8 games with sprained ankle.
Peter Forsberg - Missed 21 games with groin injury, missed 1 game with knee injury.
Joni Pitkanen - Missed 21 with torn abdominal muscle, missed 2 games with groin injury.
Sami Kapanen - Missed 22 games with shoulder injury, missed 1 game with flu.
Freddy Meyer - Missed 16 games with broken leg.
Peter Nedved - After being traded to the Flyers missed 7 games with groin injury.
Kim Johnsson - Missed 1 game with groin injury, missed 34 games with concussion. Also missed playoffs
Chris Therien - Missed 5 games with back injury, missed 28 games with concussion. Also missed playoffs
Eric Desjardins - Missed 28 games with shoulder injury, missed 8 games with concussion.
Turner Stevenson - Missed 38 games with hip injury.
Keith Primeau - Missed 73 games with concussion. Also missed playoffs
Ryan Ready - Missed 21 games with groin injury.

388 man games missed to injury nothing to sneeze at.