Hayes week to week for Flyers after reinjuring abdominal muscles


Kevin Hayes is week to week for the Philadelphia Flyers after the forward reinjured his surgically repaired abdominal muscles last week.

He left a 2-1 overtime win against the Calgary Flames on Nov. 16 after becoming tangled with Flames forward Elias Lindholm with 2:38 left in the second period and falling awkwardly. He returned for the third period but has been out the past two games.

“I was in panic mode there but talked to the trainers and we figured it out,” Hayes said after the Flames game.

Hayes had core muscle surgery in May and abdominal surgery Sept. 21 that kept the forward out for the first 12 games of the season. He made his season debut against the Dallas Stars on Nov. 13 and scored his first goal in the second period against the Flames.

Philadelphia (8-5-3), which is 1-2-1 in its past four games, plays at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; SNE, SNO, SNP, TVAS, BSSUN, NBCSP, ESPN+, NHL LIVE) and at the Florida Panthers on Wednesday.


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