The Flyers found themselves celebrating a Pyrrhic victory on Tuesday after defeating the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Shortly after the contest, the team learned that forward Simon Gagne had suffered a lower body injury and according to CSN’s John Boruk, a source said “It doesn’t look good.”
It is assumed the injury came when Gagne blocked a shot late in the second period and could be seen heading down the chute to see a trainer immediately after his shift. He did not come back out in the third and was ruled officially out of the game shortly after. Although, with a history of groin problems, that can not be ruled out. UPDATE: Anthony Sanfilippo is reporting that Gagne’s injury is a toe fracture and that he is day-to-day.
General manager Paul Holmgren did not shine any light on the situation as he simply mentioned that Gagne would be reevaluated in the morning and that there was no available information.
The 30-year old has two points in three post season games and has been one of the Flyers most reliable defensive forwards against the Devils.