The Philadelphia Flyers have had a tough month of August when it comes to injuries. First it was announced goaltender Steve Mason broke his finger while training in Canada. Following Mason’s injury came the frightening news out of Finland that Kimmo Timonen was being treated for blood clots in his lungs and right leg.
Now comes more injury news but less severe than Timonen’s.
The club announced on Thursday newly signed forward Ryan White tore his left pectoral muscle and underwent surgery. General manager Ron Hextall said in a statement, “Ryan White had successful surgery to repair his left pectoralis muscle. His surgery was performed yesterday by Dr. Gerry Williams at Methodist hospital. The injury occurred during an off ice workout in Brandon, Manitoba last week. There has been no time table established on Ryan's return.”
White signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flyers in August. The gritty, defensive forward played five seasons with the Montreal Canadiens before signing in Philadelphia. The 26-year-old scored two goals and added four assists in 52 games last season for Montreal.