VOORHEES, N.J. -- The Philadelphia Flyers are
falling like flies.
The bad news continues for the Flyers, who announced Monday that
goaltender Jeff Hackett is being treated for vertigo and
defenseman Marcus Ragnarsson is out up to two weeks with a
sprained left shoulder.
The Flyers said Hackett is undergoing treatment for vertigo, a
false sensation of motion or spinning that leads to dizziness
Signed in the offseason, Hackett is 10-10-6 with a 2.39
goals-against average and .905 save percentage.
Goalie Antero Niittymaki was opposite Esche in
Monday morning's practice.
Ragnarsson suffered his injury in Saturday's win at Toronto,
becoming the third Philadelphia defenseman to get hurt in the
Acquired from San Jose in December 2002, Ragnarsson has three
goals, seven assists and a plus-4 rating in 43 games.
Eric Desjardins is out up to two months with a broken right arm
suffered Saturday, and fellow defenseman Dennis Seidenberg is
sidelined some three months with a broken left leg sustained in
Slaney, 31, has been in the Flyers' organization since being
acquired from Pittsburgh in January 2001. He has appeared in 264
NHL games with Washington, Colorado, Los Angeles, Phoenix,
Nashville and Philadelphia.
Vandermeer has played 22 games for the Flyers this season,
totaling three goals and two assists.