Defense is already a weak spot for the Philadelphia Flyers this season and it's only going to get worse now that their top guy, Mark Streit, is going to be sidelined for at least the next six weeks after he has surgery on Tuesday.
And instead of just giving us a very vague "lower or upper body" description like most teams do, the Flyers decided to get specific.
The team announced on Saturday morning that Streit is going to be sidelined after he undergoes surgery on Tuesday morning to repair a pubic plate detachment. Yeah. That's what they said. It's right here.
Injury Update: Mark Streit will have surgery on Tuesday morning to repair a pubic plate detachment. He is expected to be out for six weeks.— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 14, 2015
That sounds ... painful.
If you're wondering what, exactly, a pubic plate is, according to Sports Medicine Imagining "it constitutes a central hub of mechanical linkage between the abdominal wall and the lower limbs."
In 16 games this season Streit is the Flyers' second-leading scorer with nine points (three goals and six assists) while playing more than 22 minutes per night.
On Saturday the team called up defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League.