In a condensed, 56-game regular season, losing a player for an extended period of time will hurt more than in previous years.
Losing Selke Trophy winners for any time in this season of 2020-21? Which will be harmful.
Sean Couturier dropped out of the Friday night game against the Penguins during the first period and did not return for a middle verse. According to NBC Sports Philadelphia play-by-play broadcaster Jim Jackson, the Flyers’ first line center was in final action on ice at about 1:38 and then not on the bench for the rest of the period.
The reason for Couturier’s exit is unknown. The team did not immediately update on its status.
Couturier was featured on the NBC Sports Philadelphia broadcast, pointing to the area around his right shoulder, while on the bench he saw the Flyers director of sports medicine Jim McCrossin.
Couturier won the back-to-back Bobby Clarke Trophy as the club’s most valuable player and 2019-20’s Frank J. as NH9’s best defensive forward. Took home the Selke Trophy.
The Alpha Dog of the Flyers down the middle is not easily placed or ejected from the game. Not too difficult compared to Couturier, who put six points (four goals, two assists) on the torn MCL in Games 5 and six in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the first round of 2018. Last season, as the Flyers tried to monitor his shoulder strain, Coutier took a few stills from a somewhat stealthy. Couturier played 7 games of his second round for the Islanders with an MCL sprain.
Friday night was Game 2’s 56 for the Flyers, so they are probably taking precautions to prevent Cuteurrier from getting back on the ice. stay tuned.
Morgan Frost, a talented center prospect, is the club’s 13th forward. If Couturier is to miss at any point, he will likely enter the lineup.
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