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Flyers, Rangers game delayed as Michael Raffl helped off Philadelphia bench

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Flyers, Rangers game delayed as Michael Raffl helped off Philadelphia bench

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There was a scary situation in Philadelphia Saturday as Flyers left winger Michael Raffl had to be helped off the Philadelphia bench. Raffl appeared to have suffered an injury when taking an accidental elbow from New York Rangers center Jarret Stoll. The game between the Flyers and Rangers was delayed for a short while.

There was a scary situation in Philadelphia Saturday night as Flyers left winger Michael Raffl had to be helped off the bench and into the dressing room after suffering an undisclosed injury.

Raffl, 26, collided with the elbow of New York Rangers center Jarret Stoll while the Flyers were in their defensive zone during a delayed penalty call. Raffl had headed to the Philadelphia bench, but on the ensuing faceoff the Flyers bench began to holler for a stoppage as Raffl was shaken up.

On the bench, Raffl was without his helmet and had to be helped to the dressing room by the Flyers training staff:

Late in the second period, the Flyers announced Raffl would not be returning to the contest with an upper-body injury.

If Raffl’s injury was sustained on the blow to the head, it would be the second documented head injury of Raffl’s two-year NHL career. In January 2014, Raffl suffered a concussion that forced him to miss just one game.

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Flyers, Rangers game delayed as Michael Raffl helped off Philadelphia bench