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Meszaros and Timonen both out of Flyers’ lineup with injuries

Philadelphia Flyers v New York Islanders

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Danny Briere #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers (L) scores at 2:34 of overtime to defeat the New York Islanders 4-3 and is joine dby Andrej Meszaros #41 (C) and Kimmo Timonen #44 (R) at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 23, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Right when you think it can’t get worse injury-wise for the Flyers, it does.

The Flyers reported tonight that defensemen Andrej Meszaros and Kimmo Timonen will both be out of action indefinitely with lower-body injuries.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren dropped the news just before the start of tonight’s game against the Capitals. Timonen missing tonight’s game breaks his consecutive games played streak at 248 games. With Chris Pronger done for the year and now these two starters out, the Flyers starting six looks startlingly different.’s Sarah Baicker reports that both Andreas Lilja and Erik Gustafsson will slot in their places. Braydon Coburn and Matt Carle are the only two regular starters in tonight’s starting lineup. Newcomers Pavel Kubina and Niklas Grossman fill out the rest of the starting six. It’d be scary to think of where the Flyers would be without having added those two players ahead of the trade deadline.