Injury Report

ESPN online is reporting that Washington Capitals veteran defensemen Calle Johansson is out for the rest of the season.  He is having surgery on his right rotator cuff on Monday.  This story was originally reported in Sunday’s Washington Post.

“It’s remarkable that he’s been playing for the last two or three weeks with that kind of injury,” general manager George McPhee told the Washington Post. “He’s one of our best all-around players and it’s a kick in the stomach, but we can’t control that part of the game and we’ll give other people opportunities and hopefully we’ll be pleasantly surprised.”

Another report online states that the Flyers rugged defensemen Luke Richardson may miss four to six weeks with a broken foot.  The Philadelphia Daily News also reported that he will be out indefinitely and is hoping the foot is not displaced. 

In replace of Richardson the Flyers have activated Francis Lessard from the Philadelphia Phantoms (the AHL affiliate).

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