Flyers' Holmgren stable after bike crash

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren reportedly was hospitalized Monday following a bike crash in Avalon, N.J.

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren is recovering in hospital after crashing his bicycle Monday at the New Jersey shore.

"It appears that he might have hit a rut or something as he was biking in Avalon [New Jersey]," Comcast-Spectator President & Chief Operating Officer  Peter Luukko said in a statement. "I know Paul, he’s pretty fast on that bike so he probably went over pretty hard. The good news is that it’s certainly nothing life-threatening and we’ll have him back.

"He has some broken ribs, broken shoulder and some stitches on his leg and arm, but Paul’s tough so he’ll be right back in the game."

Comcast-Spectacor is the holding company of the Flyers and 76ers.

Holmgren was listed in stable condition at a hospital in Camden, N.J.

Players offered their best wishes for Holmgren on Twitter, including James van Riemsdyk, who tweeted Holmgren was wearing a helmet. Defenceman Matt Carle called it a "scary, scary situation."