WASHINGTON (AP) -Flyers left wing Patrick Thoresen was taken to the hospital for tests after getting hit in the groin by a shot off Alex Ovechkin's stick during Philadelphia's 5-4 loss to Washington on Friday night.
``He's going to the hospital to get an ultrasound done on his testicles. It's bad enough they may have to remove one,'' Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said. ``Right now, we're not sure how serious it is, but there's a chance he may need surgery.''
Thoresen blocked Ovechkin's shot with about 6 1/2 minutes left in the game, then dropped to the ice, writhing in pain. Moments later, Washington scored to tie the game 4-4.
``Obviously, I'd have liked to see a whistle,'' Flyers coach John Stevens said.
Thoresen was helped off the ice and taken to the locker room.
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