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Flyers' Grossmann has ankle surgery

Defenseman Nick Grossmann's recovery time will be about 8 to 10 weeks.

DEFENSEMAN Nick Grossmann underwent surgery yesterday to repair a damaged tendon in his right ankle, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren revealed last night.

According to Holmgren, Grossmann's recovery time is approximately 8 to 10 weeks.

Grossmann, 29, missed his second consecutive game last night after originally suffering the injury when he slid into the boards, skates first, in Game 4 last Friday. He missed three of the Flyers' playoff games in 2012 with a right knee injury.

Erik Gustafsson, 25, took Grossmann's place in the lineup last night. It was Gustafsson's first game of the series and just his eighth career Stanley Cup playoff contest.