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Update: Gagne injured in Olympic camp

According to multiple reports out of Team Canada’s Olympic camp in Calgary, Flyers’ forward Simon Gagne has suffered a hip injury practicing with the team.  Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting that Gagne will miss the rest of the week-long camp.

The injury is not serious, but just a tweaking of the right hip, the same in which Gagne had a clean up procedure on in late May.

“For now it’s nothing serious,” Gagne told Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post. “The pace was a little faster than I was used to this summer.  I think I’ll be OK for training camp.”

Gagne believes that the fast pace of the camp contributed to soreness.

“It was a little tight when I was skating on my own, but the tempo here is a lot faster than the pace I set this summer,” he said. “It’s faster than I expected and I’ll need to do some more rehab.”

The injury is likely to keep Simon on the shelf until Flyers’ training camp on Sept. 13.

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Richards, Gagne to battle Carter, Pronger at Canadian Olympic camp.

With the Canadian Olympic team scheduled to begin organized practices on Monday, the 46 active players have been split into two practice groups, which will finish the short camp with a Thursday evening scrimmage.

The Flyers’ invites will be split, with defenseman Chris Pronger and forward Jeff Carter placed on Team Red, while forwards Mike Richards and Simon Gagne will be on Team White.

On a side note, also playing for White is Penguins’ forward Sidney Crosby, which is interesting considering the bitter rivalry between Crosby and Richards.

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