Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers announced
defenseman Andreas Lilja had left hip surgery and won't be back in action
until late October or early November.
The team disclosed that Lilja, who signed with the team as a free agent on
July 1, 2011, had the procedure done in mid-July. A report over the weekend
from a Swedish publication initially indicated that the 37-year-old was slated
to miss four months.
He appeared in 46 games last season and had six assists. Over 576 games with
the Kings, Panthers, Red Wings, Ducks, and Flyers, Lilja has 16 goals and 71
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