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Flyers' Downie will miss 7-10 days

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Flyers right winger Steve Downie will miss seven to 10 days because of an upper-body injury, the team announced.

Downie received medical attention after the Flyers' 5-4 win over Columbus on Thursday. He took part in Friday's practice and in Saturday's morning skate here.

The Flyers could insert Jay Rosehill into the lineup Saturday night in Columbus, or they might risk playing Vinny Lecavalier. Lecavalier has a non-displaced fracture in his lower back and was not expected to return until at least Dec. 28 in Edmonton.

Will Downie's injury speed up the process? Lecavalier took part in Saturday's morning skate.

Downie, who missed four games last month becasue of a concussion, has been a part of an effective third line, with Matt Read and Sean Couturier.

Ray Emery will be in the nets tonight; he is making his first appearance since being shelled for six goals in a 7-2 loss in Chicago on Dec. 11.

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