Flyers' Michael Raffl helped to locker room with upper-body injury

PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers general manager Ron Hextall says forward Michael Raffl is fine after being helped to the locker room in the second period of a 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

Raffl took an elbow to the head from Rangers center Jarret Stoll and suffered an upper-body injury. He went to the bench, and a few moments later, play was stopped as he was helped going down the tunnel. Flyers players appeared concerned as Raffl exited.

Hextall says Raffl didn't go to the hospital and is doing better. It's not known if he'll miss any games.

"I just talked to him; he's actually cracking jokes," Hextall said.

"Michael is a funny guy and sometimes he does something funny and I thought he was just joking around," captain Claude Giroux said. "I told him to move and then I realized that he wasn't joking around and I started freaking out and yelling at Jimmy [McCrossin, Flyers director of sports medicine]. It wasn't a fun moment. The whole team was pretty worried. He looks good right now, but it was pretty scary."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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