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Philadelphia Flyers Injury Updates: Andrej Meszaros, James Van Riemsdyk To Miss Beginning Of Playoffs

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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