Sport Brian Elliott injury update: Flyers G out 5-6 weeks after core muscle surgery

01:46  14 february  2018
01:46  14 february  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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The Flyers will be without goaltender Brian Elliott for the next 5 - 6 weeks as he recovers from core muscle surgery , the team announced Tuesday ahead of their game against the Devils. Elliott , the team's No. 1 goalie, suffered the injury Saturday after he made 24 saves playing through regulation

Brian Elliotte Out 5 - 6 Weeks After Core Muscle Surgery . Elliott suffered the injury in Saturday's Flyers -Coyotes game at Arizona. He appeared in all 65 minutes through regulation and overtime where he made 24 saves.

The Flyers will be without goaltender Brian Elliott for the next 5-6 weeks as he recovers from core muscle surgery, the team announced Tuesday ahead of their game against the Devils.

  Brian Elliott injury update: Flyers G out 5-6 weeks after core muscle surgery © Provided by Sporting News

Elliott, the team's No. 1 goalie, suffered the injury Saturday after he made 24 saves playing through regulation and overtime against the Coyotes. However, he was hit in the mask by Arizona's Clayton Keller's stick on the follow-through during the shootout and then slumped to the ice and was taken out of the game.

The Flyers initially said Elliott suffered a lower body injury while Michal Neuvirth filled in as goalie. Neuvirth was able to secure the 4-3 win for the Flyers Saturday.

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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott will be out five to six weeks after undergoing core muscle surgery on Tuesday. Elliott was injured during Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes while making a save in the shootout.

" Brian Elliott had successful core muscle surgery this morning," said Hextall. "He's expected to be out 5 - 6 weeks ." Elliott suffered the injury in Saturday's Flyers -Coyotes game at Arizona.

"It's pretty unfortunate what happened to (Elliott)," teammate Shayne Gostisbehere said, per the Boston Herald. "But for Neuvy to step in there pretty cold and make big saves for us was huge."

Due to Elliott's injury, the team recalled goaltender Alex Lyon from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Flyers' AHL affiliate, to serve as a back-up for Neuvirth.

This marks the second time this season Elliott has missed time due to an injury as he missed four games from Jan. 25 - Feb. 3. Despite the setbacks, Elliott has received a majority of the starts in his first campaign with the Flyers, and he is 15-5-1 with a 2.51 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.

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