Flyers' Mike Richards needs surgery

Updated: May 10, 2011, 5:01 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers captain Mike Richards headlines a list of five players who need offseason surgery, Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren announced Tuesday.

Richards needs wrist surgery. Goalie Michael Leighton (hip), center Blair Betts (finger), defenseman Andrej Meszaros (wrist) and winger Kris Versteeg (stomach muscle) also need surgery.

Holmgren says forwards Scott Hartnell and Jeff Carter will both be evaluated for hip issues. The Flyers could know Friday if they need ...

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