After leaving with a knee injury in the first period of Sunday’s 4-2 win over the New York Rangers, Flyers defenseman Sean O’Donnell said he could have returned to play and that holding him out was simply precautionary.
However, upon further review, the injury might have been more serious than expected
According to general manager Paul Holmgren on Monday, O’Donnell, who skipped practice, will miss 10-14 days with a knee sprain. Seventh defenseman Oskars Bartulis is expected to fill in during that time.
O’Donnell, 39, has one goal and 11 assists, and is a plus-7 in 59 games with the Flyers. Not accustomed to missing time, O’Donnell has played 75 games or more in 11 of his 14 seasons prior to this year.