Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott out 5-6 weeks after surgery
“Brian Elliott had successful core muscle surgery this morning,” general manager Ron Hextall said Tuesday.
The 32-year-old was injured Saturday against the Coyotes. He played through regulation and overtime and even faced two skaters in the shootout before leaving.
The Flyers are a surprising third in the Metropolitan Division, and that comes after suffering a 10-game losing streak earlier in the season. Since that time, Elliott is 15-5-1 with a 2.51 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.