Andrej Meszaros out 6-8 weeks

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Monday that defenseman Andrej Meszaros will have surgery Wednesday to remove a small disk fracture in his lower back.

Holmgren said Meszaros, who's surgery will be performed by Dr. Alex Vaccaro at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, will be out six to eight weeks.

Meszaros, who has missed the Flyers' last nine games, has seven goals and 18 assists in 62 games this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.