Philadelphia Flyers forward Wade Allison avoided a major injury in Minnesota. Is considered “day-to-day” with a lower-body injury.
Allison, who missed last night’s game in Winnipeg, left Thursday’s game in Minnesota after blocking a shot in the 2nd period.
Calen Addison’s point shot caught Allison on the outside of his right knee. A spot that has minimal padding protection.
Allison would stay on the bench for about five minutes after blocking the shot before departing for the locker room. He made an attempt to play and jumped on the ice during a TV timeout. But, did a twirl and went up the tunnel to the locker room.
Before the game in Winnipeg, Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher provided an update on Allison’s status.
“Wade is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.” – GM Chuck Fletcher
Allison grew up in Carman Manitoba – an hour south of Winnipeg – and tried his best to play last night. About 100 friends and family were in attendance to watch him play in Winnipeg for the first time.
However, as a precaution, the Flyers decided to hold him out of the lineup due to swelling in his right knee.
The Flyers expect Allison to be back in the lineup after the all star break when they take on the New York Islanders on February 6th at the Wells Fargo Center.
This season, Wade Allison has 7 goals and 4 assists in 32 games.
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