Joel Farabee Injured, Week-To-Week for Philadelphia Flyers

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Philadelphia Flyers forward Joel Farabee injured what appeared to be his left arm Wednesday against the New York Rangers. He fell awkwardly into the boards during the first period at Madison Square Garden and was helped off the ice. The team announced Friday the Farabee has indeed sustained an upper-body injury and is considered week-to-week.

Joel Farabee Injured, Considered Week-To-Week

Farabee’s injury could not come at a worse time for the Flyers. They are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak and have dropped to seventh place in the Metro Division. In that seven-game stretch, the Flyers have surrendered 30 goals while only managing to score 12.

Though not putting up eye-popping numbers this season, Farabee has been solid so far. He is tied for the team lead in goals with seven and was riding a three-game scoring streak entering Wednesday’s contest. After signing a six-year, $30 million contract extension in September, Farabee is clearly a valued contributor offensively as well as being one of the key pieces to the organization’s future. In 128 NHL games, Farabee has tallied 35 goals and 69 points.

Impact On The Flyers

For the long term, the Flyers want Farabee to play as much as possible to continue his development. In the short term, the Flyers need any and all offensive contributors in the line-up. The team hopes that Farabee’s injury isn’t too significant that it will keep him out long-term for both reasons mentioned.

In 21 games so far this season, the Flyers are 8-9-4 and have twenty points. This puts them five points behind Pittsburgh for the last Wild Card spot in the East. That is a lot of ground to make up, and the Flyers need all the help they can get. Farabee’s injury is another blow in what has been a brutal season so far in Philly.

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