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Flyers' Paul Holmgren banged up in bike accident

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren is recovering after breaking bones in a weekend bicycling accident, the team said Tuesday.

Peter Luukko, president of Comcast-Spectacor, which owns the NHL club, said it appears Holmgren might have hit a rut while biking Monday in Avalon, N.J.

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"I know Paul, he's pretty fast on that bike so he probably went over pretty hard," Luukko said in a statement. "The good news is that it's certainly nothing life-threatening and we'll have him back."

Luukko said Holmgren "has some broken ribs, broken shoulder and some stitches on his leg and arm."

Holmgren, 55, said he was "sore, but otherwise in good spirits."

He is about to start his sixth season as the Flyers' general manager after signing a three-year contract extension in January.

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