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Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren injured in bike accident

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren is in Camden, N.J., hospital recovering from injuries sustained in a bike crash, first reported by

Holmgren, 55, suffered a broken shoulder, broken ribs and required several stitches after he crashed his bike while riding in Avalon, N.J. — a quiet island on the Jersey shore. He was listed in stable condition and, through a Flyers spokesperson on Monday, said he was “sore, but in otherwise good spirits.”

Several Flyers were quick to voice their concern for their GM on Twitter.

just heard about what happened to holmer, very scary stuff, good thing he was wearing a helmet. hope hes alright and gets better soonTue Sep 06 02:09:12 via webJames van Riemsdyk

Heard about Holmer earlier today, was waiting to comment on it until the media found out...hope he’s doing alright...scary, scary situationTue Sep 06 01:47:54 via Twitter for iPhoneMatt Carle

I ride a road bike during the summer and one of my biggest fears is having a bad wreck...make sure you’re wearing a helmet #looksdontmatterTue Sep 06 01:49:18 via Twitter for iPhoneMatt Carle

Holmgren and the Flyers had a productive offseason, landing big-name free agents Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot, dealing centers Mike Richards and Jeff Carter and signing former Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51 million deal.

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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