Team awaits word on severity of injury

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Philadelphia captain Keith Primeau broke
his right thumb Friday when he was struck by a slap shot in the
Flyers' 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Primeau said he will visit a hand specialist once the Flyers
return to Philadelphia after the team plays at Tampa Bay on
Saturday. It was not yet determined how long the center will be

"Hopefully, it's just a fracture," Primeau said. "My big
worry is I just don't want to be out of the lineup two, three, four

The Flyers were killing off a penalty late in the first period
when Primeau was hit by a shot by Florida defenseman Jay
Bouwmeester. Primeau immediately lowered his right hand and skated
off the ice as play continued.