Video: Flyers’ Grossmann suffers an upper body injury

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The Philadelphia Flyers are down to five defensemen for the remainder of the game as Nicklas Grossmann left late in the first period tonight against the Washington Capitals.

Grossmann took a hit from Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson and the club announced soon after that he had suffered an upper body injury.

The 29-year-old left the game with 1:41 left in the first after receiving a penalty for delay of game.

Grossmann, who has appeared in all 40 games this season, has three goals and five assists while averaging 18:25 in ice time.