Always looking for a silver lining, Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock thought he had doged a bullet last week when he noted that even though 3 prominent players _ Peter Forsberg, Derian Hatcher and Sami Kapanen _ were injured, none of their injuries came in training camp.
Well, now he has one.
Defenseman Freddy Meyer, who was going to see additional playing time in pre-season because of Hatcher`s status, broke his right fibula in Saturday`s exhibition game against Atlanta and will miss 6-8 weeks.
The good news? Hatcher skated today and might play in pre-season. Peter Forsberg (bursa sac/right ankle) said he felt good and is to be re-evaluated this weekend as to whether he can begin skating next week.