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Flyers GM Holmgren injured in bike accident

Posted on: September 5, 2011 10:29 pm
Edited on: September 6, 2011 1:41 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

Scary news out of the Philadelphia Flyers organization on Monday night as it was reported by Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia that general manager Paul Holmgren was involved in a bike accident in Avalon, New Jersey.

According to Panaccio, Holmgren suffered "broken ribs, a broken shoulder and other injuries that required stitches."

The Avalon Police Department sent out a release on Tuesday regarding the incident (h/t to broadstreethockey.com).

AVALON POLICE STATEMENT ON BICYCLE ACCIDENT

(Avalon, NJ) — Avalon Police were called to the scene of a bicycle accident on Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 11:28am. A man identified as 55 year old Paul Holmgren of Somerdale, New Jersey was riding his bicycle northbound on Dune Drive at 58th Street when he lost his balance and fell from the bicycle. No other vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians were involved in the accident.

Mr. Holmgren suffered a cut to the right side of his head and a shin abrasion, and was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, New Jersey by the Avalon Rescue Squad. He was conscious and alert at the time of the accident and told police that he lost his balance while on his bicycle. Mr. Holmgren was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Avalon Patrolman Samuel Hoffman was the responding officer.


The Flyers have yet to make an official announcement but several players, including Matt Carle and James van Riemsdyk went to Twitter to express their concern.

Holmgren, 55, has been with the Flyers organization since the mid-90's and has held a number of positions in the front office. He was named general manager of the club following the resignation of Bobby Clarke early in the 2006-07 season.

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kkjyywlpo
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 11:00 pm
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Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: September 8, 2011 7:33 am
 

Flyers GM Holmgren injured in bike accident

Best of health Paul -

Islander fanCool



Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Flyers GM Holmgren injured in bike accident

So you dont like Crosby, neither do i but I am not gonna wish the guy harm or hoping he never plays again. I hope my Flyers beat him in the playoffs! Thats what your supposed to wish for if your a decent person....
The problem is that people say things on here because they can hide behind their keyboards.  You are right no decent person would wish harm on others.

From a Pens fan, I hope Holmgren is well.  It sounds painful, but not life threatening, and I am hopeful he comes back to see the Penguins beat the Flyers in the playoffs.....Tongue out



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Flyers GM Holmgren injured in bike accident

Best of Luck to Holmgren hope he recovers fast. Why are you people wishing injuries and misfortune on others? So you dont like Crosby, neither do i but I am not gonna wish the guy harm or hoping he never plays again. I hope my Flyers beat him in the playoffs! Thats what your supposed to wish for if your a decent person....


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Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2011 3:37 pm
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Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: September 6, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Flyers GM Holmgren injured in bike accident

Upon further investigation, a man was seen leaving the seen of the accident fitting Claude Lemieux's description - in a Fiat laughing. 



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Flyers GM Holmgren injured in bike accident

IT'S " ON COMING TRAFFIC" MORON/IDIOT
Actually, as long as we're being the grammar police, it's "oncoming". One word, not two.
If you give someone the finger, that's one (finger).
If you flash someone the peace sign, that's two (fingers).
Glad I could be of some assistance, and I hope this helps out for the next time you're in this situation.  (Smiley Face)



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Flyers GM Holmgren injured in bike accident

speaking of douches
        
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Hate Boston&LA
Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 12:08 pm
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Since: Apr 27, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2011 10:43 am
 

Flyers GM Holmgren injured in bike accident

Shoulda left the training wheels on.


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