Paul Holmgren hurt in bike crash

Updated: September 6, 2011, 10:49 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has been hospitalized following a bike crash at the New Jersey shore.

Holmgren was injured Monday while riding his bike in Avalon, N.J. He was listed in stable condition Tuesday at a hospital in Camden.

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Holmgren is sore but in good spirits, a team spokesman said.

Holmgren was admitted to the hospital with multiple fractures and cuts, according to media reports.

Players offered their best wishes for Holmgren on Twitter, including James van Riemsdyk, who tweeted Holmgren was wearing a helmet. Defenseman Matt Carle called it a "scary, scary situation."

Avalon police say Holmgren told officers he lost his balance while riding Monday morning and suffered a cut on his head and a scraped shin. No one else was involved in the accident.

Holmgren played 10 seasons in the NHL, including eight for the Flyers. He formerly coached the Flyers and served as coach and GM of the Hartford Whalers.

The Flyers signed Holmgren to a three-year contract extension in January.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.