The Flyers' offseason surgical lineup continues.

Mike Richards had successful surgery on his left shoulder yesterday, 2 weeks after having surgery on his right shoulder.

Richards, a finalist for the NHL's Selke Trophy awarded to the league's top defensive forward, is expected to require 10 weeks of rehabiliation. The surgeries were to repair torn labrums that Richards played with nearly all of last season.

He's the second Flyer to have surgery in the last week. Randy Jones had surgery on his right hip on Wednesday, a followup to the surgery that sidelined him early in the season.

Another Flyer with a shoulder problem, Jeff Carter, will not require surgery. He played with a separated right shoulder during the playoff series with the Penguins.

And Simon Gagne had successful corrective laser eye surgery on May 7. *