March 20, 2023

Philadelphia Flyers forward Zack MacEwen will be sidelined for five weeks with a broken jaw.

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Sunday, the daily The Philadelphia Inquirer learned that the 26-year-old athlete went under the knife.

MacEwen was reportedly injured Thursday night in a game against the Minnesota Wild. After a fight against Marcus Foligno, the native of Prince Edward Island did not return to the game.

Never drafted, MacEwen began his professional career with the Vancouver Canucks. The Flyers claimed him off waivers in October 2021. Since then, he has become an important cog in the Pennsylvania club when it comes to toughness. The forward was even used to obscure the goalie’s view of the second power play unit.

In 46 games this season, MacEwen has hit the target four times and provided five assists for nine points. It is his best career campaign on the Bettman circuit.

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