Jake Voracek injury: Flyers F sustains upper-body issue

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Jake Voracek sustained an upper-body injury on Tuesday night. He will be further evaluated on Wednesday.

Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek sustained an upper-body injury in Tuesday night's exhibition game against the New Jersey Devils. Voracek left the game in the second period and would not return.

Manager Paul Holmgren stated after the game that the unspecified injury was not serious and that Voracek was expected to play against the Washington Capitals in the team's final exhibition game on Friday night. Holmgren stated that Voracek will miss Thursday's game, but the injury will not be the primary reason as he was not scheduled to play in the contest.

Voracek sustained the injury when New Jersey defenseman Bryce Salvador pulled him down from behind, sending the Philadelphia forward into goaltender Cory Schneider. Voracek was awarded a penalty shot, but was unable to convert on the opportunity.

The 24-year-old forward is projected to play on the Flyers first forward line with center Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell. Voracek recorded a career-high 22 goals in the lockout shortened 48-game season in 2013.

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