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Eric Desjardins | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (48) / 6/14/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Drafted: 1987 / Rd. 2 (38) / MON

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Eric Desjardins will be honored by the Philadelphia Flyers tonight, before they take on Montreal.
The two teams are the only ones Desjardins played for in his career. The defenseman played 18 seasons in the NHL and amassed 136 goals and 439 assists for 575 points in 1,143 games. It will be a fun and emotional night in Philadelphia. Thu, Jan 11, 2007 08:47:00 AM

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Eric Desjardins will retire Thursday, according to a team source.

Desjardins played 18 seasons in the NHL and amassed 136 goals and 439 assists for 575 points in 1,143 games. The classy defenseman won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1993. We wish the former Flyer captain well in his retirement.
Wed, Aug 9, 2006 10:31:00 AM

Eric Desjardins will likely retire this off-season.

GM Bob Clarke acknowledged that signing a defender or two was a top priority due to Desjardins pending retirement. He has been troubled by injuries in the past few seasons, and had hip surgery in early May, which likely makes the decision easier for him.
Mon, Jun 26, 2006 11:09:00 AM

Eric Desjardins will have surgery on his ailing hip on Wednesday.

Desjardins is expected to be fully healed by training camp next September. The veteran defenseman has struggled in his older age, and it appears that his hip has been bothering him for a while. If he is able to come back to full strength, he could surprise a few people next season. Although that remains a very big "if".
Tue, May 9, 2006 08:27:00 AM

Eric Desjardins will undergo testing to determine whether he needs surgery to correct a problem he is having with his right hip.

The veteran rearguard, who looked slow against the Sabres in the opening round of the playoffs, could have a torn labrum or he could be bothered by bone fragments in the hip area. The hip troubled Desjardins throughout the second half of the season, according to club sources, but he refused to divulge it to anyone other than the team's medical staff. Desjardins, an unrestricted free agent as of July 1st, will likely have to take a pay cut from the $2.28 million he earned this past season if he is to re-sign in Philly for 2006-07. The condition of his hip may be a factor in contract negotiations.
Fri, May 5, 2006 08:26:00 AM

Eric Desjardins played a very strong game in his return to action last night against the Islanders.

Desjardins, who played a game-high 28:41 and was a plus two in the Flyers 5-1 win, had missed 29 games following shoulder surgery. He is now safe to activate.
Thu, Feb 9, 2006 07:55:00 AM

Flyers activated Eric Desjardins from injured reserve today.

Desjardins has missed the last 29 games with a posterior subluxation to his right shoulder, an injury he suffered on December 6. The 36-year-old underwent surgery a week later. He was off to a strong start before his injury, so feel free to activate him if you need him on your fantasy blueline.
Wed, Feb 8, 2006 08:21:00 PM

Eric Desjardins participated in a full contact practice yesterday.

He has been out of action since December 6th following right shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. "We're at the point where we've just got to get it stronger," said the veteran defenseman. "Take it a week at a time. [Tuesday] was the 7-week mark and next Tuesday is 8. [Doctors originally] said 8 to 10 weeks, so we'll look at it again and see where it is. It's nothing like a game, but it's as close as you can get." Desjardins is hoping to return to acton after the Olympic break.
Thu, Feb 2, 2006 07:53:00 AM

Eric Desjardins practiced with the team for the first time yesterday.

He has been rehabbing for 6 weeks, and the minimum time is usually 8 weeks. The Flyers' medical staff is taking a cautious approach and will hold Desjardins out of the lineup until after the Olympic break.
Wed, Jan 25, 2006 01:00:00 PM

Eric Desjardins' shoulder injury is actually a torn right labrum that will require surgery.

The procedure is scheduled for this coming Tuesday. Desjardins will be out of action until at least the Olympic break. Dennis Seidenberg (broken right wrist) was cleared to play yesterday and will take Desjardins' place tonight against the Oilers.
Thu, Dec 8, 2005 07:36:00 AM

Eric Desjardins is expected to miss 8 to 10 weeks due to a dislocated right shoulder.

He will be operated on next Tuesday by team orthopedist Peter DeLuca. Desjardins had surgery on the same shoulder four years ago and is not expected back until after the Olympic Break. Reserve him as quick as you can and look elsewhere for help on your fantasy blueline.
Wed, Dec 7, 2005 07:07:00 PM

Flyers defenseman Eric Desjardins suffered a partial dislocation of his right shoulder during the first period last night and did not return.

Desjardins, who was hit by Calgary winger Darren McCarty along the boards behind the Flyers' goal, could be out of action for a few weeks.
Wed, Dec 7, 2005 07:36:00 AM

Eric Desjardins left tonight's game in the first period with a right shoulder injury.

The Flyers are certainly losing a lot of defensemen to injury these days. Consider Desjardins day-to-day for now.
Tue, Dec 6, 2005 10:41:00 PM

Eric Desjardins returned to action on Tuesday November 22.

Wed, Nov 23, 2005 02:47:00 AM

Eric Desjardins will play tonight against the Lightning.

This is Desjardins' first game back from a concussion. Monitor his progress carefully over the next game or two, to ensure a relapse doesn't occur.
Tue, Nov 22, 2005 09:38:00 AM

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