Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev is set to miss some time after being flown back to Philadelphia on Tuesday, in advance of the team’s match against the Edmonton Oilers, the team announced Tuesday.
Medvedev is out with an upper-body injury and the team is expected to disclose more information after Medvedev is evaluated by team doctors.
He had missed Monday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks in what was initially reported as a healthy scratch. It’s not yet clear why it was initially reported as a healthy scratch given what has been disclosed about Medvedev’s health now.
There’s additionally no update whether or not the team expects him back on their current road trip, which is a bit of a lengthy trip that won’t see the team back home until next Tuesday.
The 33-year-old first-year Russian defenseman has one assist through the season’s first 10 games while averaging 17:28 of ice time per game.
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