Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hatcher to Miss Lots of Time

Well, in case you were going to take him in your pool (but I don't see why you would), Derian Hatcher is reportedly going to start the season on the Long Term Injury Reserve. Apparently, Hatcher is suffering from a knee injury that will keep him out of camp and likely through the better part of the season.

This is newsworthy, as it does now open up a new spot for one of the younger Flyers to take on a full-time role with the team, including someone like Ryan Parent.  The other 'silver lining' portion of this newsbite is that the Flyers will now open up $3 to $3.5 million (depending on length of injury time missed) in cap space.  A much needed piece of accounting in Philadelphia at the moment.

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