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McAllister suffers broken wrist

PHILADELPHIA, April 6 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Flyers, in the midst of a five-game losing streak, were dealt another blow Saturday when defenseman Chris McAllister suffered a broken left wrist in the first period of their contest with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

McAllister is expected to miss six to eight weeks, which will keep him out of the lineup well into the playoffs. The injury occurred when he was checked behind his own net by Penguins right wing Shean Donovan. No penalty was assessed.

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The 6-8, 240-pound defenseman has five assists and 113 penalty minutes in 42 games for the Flyers, who acquired him from Toronto in September 2000. McAllister had four goals and 10 assists in 180 games entering the 2001-02 season.

Selected by Vancouver in the second round of the 1995 NHL draft. He was traded to Toronto in 1999 for center Darby Hendrickson.

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