posted on May, 3 2004 @ 03:25 PM
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Robert Esche's status for the rest of the playoffs is uncertain after he left Sunday's game against Toronto with what
his coach called an "upper-body injury." With no details released it looks like they will be revealed later on today.
"We'll give you the truth Monday. We're not going to give you the truth today," Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock said after a 7-2 victory. "We shall let you
know what part of the upper body on Monday."
Flyers also lost defenseman Vladimir Malakhov to an "upper-body injury."
Hitchcock's coyness was in response to Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn's reluctance to release injury information all series long. Quinn has described
injuries to Joe Nieuwendyk and Mats Sundin as "lower-body injuries."
When asked when Esche was hurt, Hitchcock refused comment. "Let's talk about the game," he said.