BOSTON - MAY 10: Brian Boucher #33 of the Philadelphia Flyers is helped off the ice by teammates Chris Pronger #20 and Mike Richards #18 after he was injured in the second period against the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 10, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Goaltender Down: Flyers' Boucher Out With Grade 2 Knee Sprain

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Flyers GM Holmgren: Boucher Could Miss A Month

When you think about the way the injury looked, and to many it looked like a severe ligament situation, this might not be such a bad diagnosis. Still, for Brian Boucher and possibly his team, this is a terrible break.

General manager Paul Holmgren said on Tuesday afternoon that Brian Boucher has a Grade 2 sprain in his left knee and will miss "as much as a month," as reported by Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Flyers will hope that Michael Leighton, who played his first NHL playoff minutes in relief of Boucher in Game 5, can carry the team to an improbable series win and even beyond.

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Boucher Out 'Several Weeks,' Will Undergo MRI ON Tuesday

It didn't look good when it happened and it's not good now. According to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, Brian Boucher's season could be over. Here's John Boruk of CSN Philly, relaying the news via Twitter:

Paul Holmgren said Brian Boucher hurt both knees and will be out for several weeks.

It's reportedly a strain in both knees, but the extent of the damage isn't known at this point. In a television interview, Boucher was standing, but he said he was in pain and that most of all, he was just disappointed in the turn of events. He'll undergo an MRI on Tuesday morning back in the Philadelphia area.

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VIDEO: Brian Boucher's Leg Gets Caught Underneath Him

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher met an unfortunate fate in Game 5 when his leg got trapped beneath his body, while the bodies of Ryan Parent and Miroslav Satan tumbled onto him. Here is a video of the play.


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Goaltender Down: Flyers' Brian Boucher Exits Game 5 With Injury

Down 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the Boston Bruins, the Philadelphia Flyers were already between a rock and a hard place. So this is the last thing they needed: Goaltender Brian Boucher left during the second period of Game 5 after teammate Ryan Parent fell on top of his leg while it was already pinned underneath him.

Chris Pronger helped him off the ice and Michael Leighton, who had just healed from a high ankle sprain which occurred on Mar. 16, filled in for Boucher. We're assuming that Miroslav Satan's presence in the crease was purely coincidental, and that he wasn't attempting devilish acts.

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