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Flyers' Vincent Lecavalier out with fractured lower back

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier has a fractured lower back and will miss up to a month, the team said Sunday.
Flyers fire Laviolette after 0-3-0 NHL start

Flyers fire Laviolette after 0-3-0 NHL start

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Peter Laviolette has been fired as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers and replaced by Craig Berube just three games into the season, the NHL team said Monday.
Flyers, Giroux agree on 8-year deal

Flyers, Giroux agree on 8-year deal

PHILADELPHIA, July 5 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Flyers said Friday they have agreed to an eight-year contract extension for captain Claude Giroux.

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Flyers re-acquire former star Gagne

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Former Philadelphia star forward Simon Gagne has re-joined his old team, which acquired him Tuesday from the Los Angeles Kings for a draft pick.
Flyers sign Hartnell to long-term deal

Flyers sign Hartnell to long-term deal

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Forward Scott Hartnell has signed a multiyear contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers, the team announced Monday.
Simmonds signs new deal with Flyers

Simmonds signs new deal with Flyers

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Right wing Wayne Simmonds signed a long-term contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, the NHL team said Thursday.
Laviolette gets extension from Flyers

Laviolette gets extension from Flyers

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Coach Peter Laviolette has been given a contract extension by the Philadelphia Flyers, the NHL team said Wednesday.
Predators match Flyers' offer for Weber

Predators match Flyers' offer for Weber

NASHVILLE, July 24 (UPI) -- Nashville Tuesday matched a $110 million offer sheet from Philadelphia for Shea Weber, keeping the restricted free agent defenseman with the Predators.
Flyers' Briere concussed, out indefinitely

Flyers' Briere concussed, out indefinitely

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Danny Briere will be out indefinitely due to a concussion, General Manager Paul Holmgren said Saturday.

Jagr out 7-10 days with groin strain

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Jaromir Jagr will miss at least a week of action with a mild groin strain, General Manager Paul Holmgren said Tuesday.

Pronger out for the season

MONTREAL, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Flyers said Thursday team captain Chris Pronger will not play again this season or in the playoffs due to post-concussion syndrome.
Browns: Medics didn't see hit on McCoy

Browns: Medics didn't see hit on McCoy

CLEVELAND, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy wasn't tested for a concussion after a hit to the head because medics didn't see it, a team official said Wednesday.
Flyers' Giroux out with concussion

Flyers' Giroux out with concussion

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Philadelphia forward Claude Giroux, the NHL's leading scorer this season, is out of the lineup indefinitely because of a concussion, the Flyers said Tuesday.
Flyers' Pronger to undergo knee surgery

Flyers' Pronger to undergo knee surgery

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Chris Pronger, the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, will miss four weeks of action after undergoing knee surgery, General Manager Paul Holmgren said Monday.
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Paul Howard Holmgren (born December 2, 1955) is an American former professional ice hockey right winger who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota North Stars. He moved into coaching after his playing career, serving as head coach of the Flyers and Hartford Whalers. He then moved into management and is currently the general manager of the Flyers.

Holmgren was selected by the Edmonton Oilers 67th overall in the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft. He never played for Edmonton as his WHA rights were traded to the Minnesota Fighting Saints. A year later he was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers 108th overall in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. He began his professional career with the Fighting Saints in 1975–76, but left the team three days before it folded on February 28, 1976, because of financial problems. He signed with the Flyers shortly after and made his NHL debut a month later. Holmgren's hectic first professional season nearly ended in tragic fashion. While playing for the Richmond Robins, the Flyers AHL affiliate at the time, he suffered a scratched cornea. He was rushed to surgery in a Boston hospital and an allergic reaction to the anesthetic nearly cost him his life.

Holmgren spent the next eight seasons in Philadelphia and was annually among the team's leaders in penalty minutes and was also able to contribute offense. He posted career highs in goals (30) and points (65) in 1979–80 and added 10 goals and 10 assists during the Flyers playoff run. His three goals in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals was the first time a U.S.-born player scored a hat trick in a Cup Finals game. The next season, he was invited to the 1981 NHL All-Star Game and also the United States 1981 Canada Cup team (he separated his shoulder at Team USA's Canada Cup training camp in August 1981 and missed the tournament itself as well as the start of the 1981–82 NHL season). Holmgren was traded to the Minnesota North Stars mid-way through 1983–84. He left Philly with 1,600 penalty minutes, the most in Flyers franchise history up until Rick Tocchet broke the record during the 1991–92 season. He only played 27 regular season and 15 playoff games with the North Stars as he retired after the 1984–85 season.

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