Carter played with dislocated shoulder

Many people speculated that Flyers’ forward Jeff Carter was battling injury after only scoring one goal in six playoff games.  He led the Flyers with 46 goals during the regular season, but seemed to lack potency in the second season.

And it’s starting to make sense why.

According to a report from CSN,  Carter played a majority of the playoffs with a separated his shoulder suffered in game 3 against the Penguins in Philadelphia.  The injury may have hampered his offensive output for the rest of the series.

“Jeff kinda fell into the boards awkwardly and separated his shoulder,” General Manager Paul Holmgren said. “It won’t require surgery but it was enough of an injury it hampered him. He just can’t play right now. He needs to rest it.”

The injury was announced by Holmgren after Carter declined an invitation to join Team Canada in Switzerland for the IIHF World Championships.

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Filed under 2008-09 season, Injuries, Offseason

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