Holmgren: Gagne not ready to resume skating.

The Flyers are still waiting on some good news.

Despite early reports that veteran forward Simon Gagne may begin skating on Friday, just seven days after having a screw inserted into his fractured toe — the latest evaluations have delayed his on-ice activity.

“Simon Gagne had a MRI on his right foot today,” Paul Holmgren said in a press release. “While the study showed signs of healing, Simon is still listed as out indefinitely. Simon will continue to do his off-ice conditioning and rehab.”

Gagne injured his foot by blocking a shot in game 4 of the Flyers opening round series against the Devils.  The longest-tenured Flyer was expected to miss a total of three weeks but could be back midway through his team’s second-round series with the Boston Bruins.

The news does not warm the hearts of the Flyers, who could desperately use Gagne in the lineup. Not long after Simon went down, Philadelphia proceeded to lose Jeff Carter and Ian Laperriere for the rest of the post season with a broken foot and head injury.

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