Flyers reveal Nicklas Grossmann is day-to-day

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As if losing 10-3 on Wednesday wasn’t bad enough, the Philadelphia Flyers got lost Nicklas Grossmann to an upper body injury. According to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, Grossmann is day-to-day.

Grossmann is a great defensive defenseman and while the concept of preventing goals might seem lost on the Pittsburgh Penguins and Flyers lately, his absence will be felt if this turns out to be a long-term issue.

He logged over 20 minutes in each of the Flyers first three contests, but was limited to just 8:54 minutes in Game 4.

Grossmann is one of the blueliners the Flyers acquired in February to help bolster their defense as they geared up for the playoffs. Philadelphia sent a 2012 second round and a 2013 third round draft pick to the Dallas Stars to complete the deal.