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Eric Wellwood | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
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Flyers prospect Eric Wellwood said his main goal is to walk again after suffering major tendon and ligament damage when his lower leg was cut by a skate.
Wellwood got the cast off his leg Thursday and officially began rehab on the injury, which occurred during an April 7 game with the Flyers' AHL affiliate. Although Wellwood hopes to play hockey again, he said his main goal is simply to be able to walk. Wellwood said doctors had never seen an injury of this nature before, meaning there's no real timetable for his recovery. It could be quite a while before he returns to the ice. Fri, May 24, 2013 09:58:00 AM

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Eric Wellwood is slated to miss nine months after undergoing successful surgery Thursday repair tendon and ligament damage to his lower leg after he was cut by a skate.

The incident occurred during an AHL game and that projected timetable means he might not be available until January in 2014 next season.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 03:45:00 PM

Eric Wellwood sustained a cut his lower leg after it was slashed by his own skate Sunday in an AHL contest with Adirondack.

The incident occurred when he fell into the boards, but according to his older brother Kyle, who plays for the Winnipeg Jets, Eric is doing well. "He's doing fine. He's talking, even skated off the ice under his own power," said Kyle. "He had his first surgery to sew up his artery and there are a couple of tendons that are cut, so he's going to have to have a second surgery with a specialist." We wish him the best in his recovery.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 07:05:00 AM

Eric Wellwood was recalled from the minors Tuesday.

He served as a healthy scratch against the Rangers though. He has generated six goals and six assists in 43 games with Adirondack of the AHL and has appeared in four contests with the Flyers in 2013.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Eric Wellwood has been sent down by the Philadelphia Flyers.

That opens the door for the Flyers to activate Daniel Briere (wrist) off the injured reserve list. Wellwood has no points in four games with Philadelphia this season.
Sat, Jan 26, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Eric Wellwood served as a healthy scratch for three straight games last week in AHL Adirondack.

"The fact that he played games last year, well, really, that's last year," said Phantoms coach Terry Murray, who was sending a message to his player to wake up. "You've got to come back and do it all over again this year. That's the way pro hockey works." Wellwood returned to the lineup on Wednesday in a 3-2 loss to St. John's, but he held pointless. He has collected one goal and four assists in 14 games this season.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 08:32:00 AM

Eric Wellwood was projected to earn a permanent spot with Philadelphia this season, but the lockout has forced him to remain in the minors for now.

"I think it's been a challenge, not just for me but almost every young guy who's in the American League and wants to go back," he said about the situation. "A lot of guys have trouble with that. They had expectations of playing [in the NHL], and now they're down here. It's definitely a challenge, but you're here to play hockey, and you play your heart out." Wellwood appeared in 24 games with the Flyers last season, where he had nine points, and in 11 playoff contests.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 12:26:00 PM

Eric Wellwood scored the only Philadelphia goal in the Flyers' 2-1 loss to Florida Tuesday.

The Flyers outshot the Panthers by a 36-13 margin, but were unable to put any other pucks behind Florida netminder Scott Clemmensen.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 09:58:00 PM

Eric Wellwood, who was called up for a fourth time this season on Saturday, scored the only goal in Philadelphia's 1-0 win over Washington Sunday night.

Wellwood has been trying to crack the Flyers' lineup for two seasons and this evening's goal is certainly going to help him in that regard. The foot injury to James van Riemsdyk could mean an extended stay in the NHL for Wellwood. Keep an eye on him. Pavel Kubina and Matt Carle registered assists on Wellwood's second goal of the campaign.
Sun, Mar 4, 2012 09:44:00 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have called up Eric Wellwood.

This is the fourth time Wellwood has been promoted in 2011-12, but this time he could be up for a while. With James van Riemsdyk (foot) expected to miss the remainder of the regular season, Wellwood has an opportunity to stick with the club. He has a goal and three points in five games with Philadelphia this season.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 03:35:00 PM

Eric Wellwood has been sent down to the AHL.

Wellwood has nine goals and 21 points in 32 AHL games and three points in five contests with the Flyers this season. On any other day, we wouldn't bat an eye at this news, but because the trade deadline is mere hours away, we have to wonder if the Flyers are making room for a possible acquisition.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 12:50:00 PM

Eric Wellwood has been summoned from the minors and is expected to suit up on Thursday.

He will probably replace Jaromir Jagr, who is battling the flu bug, against the visiting Buffalo Sabres. Wellwood has played in two previous games with the Flyers this year, while contributing one assist and a plus-3 rating.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 01:52:00 PM

Eric Wellwood was called up from the minors on Sunday February 12.

He played in his second game with the Flyers this season due to an upper-body injury to Jakub Voracek. Wellwood logged 11:22 of ice time versus the Detroit Red Wings.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 01:57:00 AM

Eric Wellwood was returned to AHL Adirondack on Monday.

He replaced Andreas Nodl, who is sidelined with a lower-body injury, in the lineup on Saturday in his 2011-12 debut.
Tue, Nov 8, 2011 08:13:00 AM

Eric Wellwood appeared in his first game of 2011-12 on Saturday night after being summoned from the minors.

He saw 15:42 of action against the Columbus Blue Jackets, while finishing the game with one assist and a plus-3 rating. Wellwood replaced injured forward Andreas Nodl in the lineup and started the match alongside Max Talbot and Jakub Voracek.
Sun, Nov 6, 2011 08:17:00 AM

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