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At least three Philadelphia Flyers’ players to require surgery this off season

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 22: Michal Neuvirth #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers allows a goal by Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on April 22, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 8-5. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA– During the team’s final media availability sessions of the season, it was revealed that at least four Philadelphia Flyers’ players were playing injured, with three requiring surgery.

According to, Flyers’ winger Wayne Simmonds tore his pelvis during Training Camp of this season, but proceeded to play through it all season.

The injuries continued for Simmonds in October, where reportedly pulled his groin and broke his ankle after being hit by defenseman D Shayne Gotisbehere’s shot.

If that wasn’t enough for Simmonds, he topped it off by tearing a ligament in his hand in February.

All these injuries contributed to Simmonds’ career-low in games played (75) and his lowest point total in five seasons (46).

On top of that, Philadelphia dealt with injuries to both of its top goaltenders this season, and now it appears that both will require surgery.

G Brian Elliott missed part of the season with an abdominal injury that will reportedly require further surgery to correct.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, G Michal Neuvirth will have surgery on both hips.

Both goalies are under contract for next season.

Furthermore, defenseman Ivan Provorov suffered a Grade 3 AC sprain in his shoulder that he played through the playoffs with.

The injury was called “major” by Yahoo! Sports, and Dave Issac tweeted that Provorov said he lost feeling in his arm during one of the team’s postseason games.

Provorov is expected to need at least 6-8 weeks to recover, but it is unknown if he will require surgery.

The team can heal its walking wounded after falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs.

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