ANAHEIM, Calif. - Defenseman Michael Del Zotto was sidelined by an undisclosed upper-body injury Sunday in Anaheim, and Brandon Manning took his place in the Flyers' lineup.
The injury is not believed to be severe, and Del Zotto is listed as day-to-day.
Del Zotto, who has eight points and a minus-8 rating in 34 games, had been paired with Evgeny Medvedev lately.
Manning had been a healthy scratch the previous two games. He entered the night with three points and a plus-2 rating in 26 games.
"Brandon is always prepared," coach Dave Hakstol said before the game. "He prepares himself very well when he is out of the lineup, and mentally, he is clear and ready to go in and play."
Manning was paired with Shayne Gostisbehere. The other pairings: Medvedev and Luke Schenn, and Nick Schultz and Radko Gudas.
Hakstol shrugged off rumors that Wayne Simmonds could be dealt to Montreal.
"He has been outstanding for our team. He's been, I never say he has been the catalyst, but he has been one of the catalysts for us over the last 20 games," Hakstol said, calling the right winger a "good power forward and a great teammate."