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Flyers’ Raffl suffers concussion against Avalanche

Vancouver Canucks v Philadelphia Flyers

in action against the at Wells Fargo Center on October 15, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Canucks defeated the Flyers 3-2.

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The Philadelphia Flyers will be without forward Michael Raffl for Saturday’s road game against the Phoenix Coyotes, after he suffered a concussion in Thursday’s 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

As per Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia, the injury occurred in the first period, after Raffl took a hit along the boards from Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog. Panaccio also wrote that the hit appeared to be legal.

“It’s fine, not a penalty,” said Flyers’ head coach Craig Berube, who also ruled Raffl out of Philadelphia’s next game.

“It’s kind of a tough play. [Raffl’s] head is against the glass already and the guy hit him. I don’t think it was a dirty hit at all.”

Raffl, 25, is in his first season with the Flyers and in the NHL. He has two goals and 11 points in 29 games.

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