By Evans Clinchy
March 19, 2012

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros needs surgery to remove a small disc fragment from his lower back, according to FOX Sports. He will miss 6-8 weeks.

The team has announced that Meszaros will have his operation Wednesday in Philadelphia. His season is likely over unless the Flyers make a deep run in the Eastern Conference playoffs this spring.

The 26-year-old Meszaros last played for the Flyers on March 1 against the New York Islanders. He's averaged nearly 21 minutes per game this season, compiling seven goals and 18 assists.

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