ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -Philadelphia Flyers left wing Patrick Thoresen was released from the hospital Saturday after tests revealed no serious injury from a shot that hit him in the groin area.
Thoresen lay writhing in pain after blocking Mike Green's shot in the third period Friday night of a 5-4 loss to the Washington Capitals. The 24-year-old forward was taken to Washington Hospital Center, where two ultrasound tests turned up negative.
``They were checking to see if there was a rupture. There was none,'' general manager Paul Holmgren said. ``We're thankful it's not more serious than it is. I'm sure he's sore, but I wouldn't be surprised if he played tomorrow.''
Thoresen rested at the team hotel while the Flyers practiced for Sunday's Game 2 in the first-round playoff series.
The Capitals were on the power play when Thoresen was injured. Officials did not stop play, effectively giving Washington a two-man advantage during which they scored the tying goal.
``I know in the past there have been players that have laid there and rolled around trying to get a stoppage in play when they've just been hit on the shin,'' Holmgren said. ``It's a tough call. I didn't have a problem with it last night and, thinking about it, I still don't have a problem. The ref has to make a judgment call in a split second, and they made the call they made. Obviously it cost us a goal. I don't believe that's the reason we lost the game.''
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