NHL Injury: Andrej Meszaros Out Indefinitely After Achilles Surgery
Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced on Tuesday that defenseman Andrej Meszaros will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right Achilles’ tendon.
The news is a major blow to the defensive corps, which will likely be without captain Chris Pronger, lost Matt Carle via free agency to the Tampa Bay Lightning this offseason and failed to sign either Ryan Suter or Shea Weber.
Holmgren said there was no timetable for how long Meszaros will be sidelined.
“The surgery was performed [Tuesday morning] by Dr. Steve Raikin at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia,” Holmgren said. “Andrej was injured last week during summer training in Slovakia and will be out indefinitely.”
Meszaros was traded by the Lightning to the Flyers in July, 2010, in exchange for a second-round pick last June. In 143 games with the Flyers spanning two seasons, Meszaros has 15 goals and 57 points. He had seven goals and 25 points in 62 games last season.
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