Despite reports stating that Andrej Meszaros was ahead of schedule on his recovery from back surgery, the Philadelphia Flyers announced Friday that the defenseman is still 2-4 weeks away from returning to the ice. The timetable means that Meszaros will miss time in the playoffs.
James van Riemsdyk, out since March 1 with a broken foot, likewise won't be ready for the beginning of the playoffs and is expected to miss 2-3 more weeks.
The Flyers also announced that there have been no changes to the statuses of Danny Briere and Nicklas Grossmann. Briere remains out indefinitely with a back injury and Grossmann is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
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