Flyers scratch captain Mike Richards

Updated: February 18, 2011, 9:08 PM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Philadelphia Flyers scratched captain Mike Richards for Friday night's game at Carolina with flu-like symptoms.

General manager Paul Holmgren said in a tweet sent by the team that Richards was being held out of the lineup.

Richards entered with 18 goals and 32 assists, and his 50 points are tied for second on the team.

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