Flyers lose Richards for three weeks with torn hamstring

Updated: February 24, 2008, 10:33 AM ET
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Things can't get much worse for the Flyers.

Philadelphia matched a franchise record with 10 straight losses Saturday night and said All-Star center Mike Richards, who leads the team with 66 points, will miss three weeks with a torn left hamstring.

"There's no sense waving a white flag right now," general manager Paul Holmgren said.

The Flyers dropped to 0-8-2 in their last 10 games, matching a franchise-worst 10-game winless mark they suffered last season when they were the worst team in the NHL.

This year promised to be different and the Flyers spent most of the year contending for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Their wretched February, however, ended any ideas about a No. 1 seed. Now, they're in a mad scramble for the eighth seed and it's not looking good.

Richards joins a lengthy list of Flyers out with injuries, including Simon Gagne, Joffrey Lupul, Derian Hatcher and Steve Downie.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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