Flyers Injury Update: Mark Streit (sprained left shoulder) out 2 weeks


Updated: 8:17 p.m.

What could possibly put a damper on the NHL’s only team to win nine straight games?
How about a couple key injuries involving their power-play quarterbacks?
The Flyers returned home Sunday night after a thrilling 1-0 overtime win in Detroit, but the NHL’s No. 2 power play is suffering. 
Mark Streit sprained his left shoulder late in the game and did not return. It was announced Monday night that Streit will be out two weeks with an "upper-body injury."
Streit normally quarterbacks the second-unit power play with Ivan Provorov as his understudy. Yet Streit had to work the first power play in Shayne Gostisbehere’s absence against the Red Wings. 

Michael Del Zotto, who had been a healthy scratch twice last week before filling in for Gostisbehere on Sunday, is expected to stay in the lineup for Streit.
Gostisbehere sat out Sunday’s game with a badly swollen right hand. He was hit by a puck during Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Dallas.
General manager Ron Hextall said Ghost is day to day. Unless the swelling in his hand allows for a comfortable, pain-free fit come Wednesday night in Denver, Ghost will remain out of the lineup.
If that's the case, Provorov will join the top power-play unit and Nick Schultz will play for the first time since Nov. 11. The 34-year-old veteran has played in just nine games this season.
Loose pucks
The Flyers went into Detroit ranked first in power-play percentage for the only time this season. They went 0 for 4 and are back in second place now (24.1 percent) as the Columbus Blue Jackets — honest — have the top spot (24.7 percent). ... The Flyers' nine-game win streak matches what they did between April 2-22 in 1995. The last time they won 10 consecutive games was during their franchise-record 13-game streak from Oct. 19 through Nov. 17, 1985. ... Rookie goalie Anthony Stolarz (28 saves) recorded a shutout in just his second NHL start. The only Flyers goalie to get a shutout earlier was Robbie Moore, against Colorado, in his NHL debut on March 6, 1979.

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