Pilots have some early adversities on their plate.
Sean Couturier will come out of the center of the first line doing everything for at least two weeks with a costal meniscus detachment, which is when one of the ribs separates from the sternum.
Beginning on Saturday, the Pilots will play seven matches over the next two weeks. Flyers must hope that the 2019-20 Frank J. Silk award winner only needs two weeks to recover. The Flyers started 2-0 in their regular short season of 56 games, which placed them in the most competitive divisions.
Couturier suffered the injury in the Flyers’ 5-2 win Friday night over the Penguins. The 28-year-old was forced to leave the match and did not return After being hit by Jared McCann 1:38 in the event.
The timeframe runs for two weeks until January 30th. The Flyers plays The Islanders on January 31 and Bruins on February 3.
Over the past two seasons, Couturier has won the Bobby Clark Cup as the club’s most valuable player. He does everything for the Flyers, from playing the big minutes with equal power against the opponent’s best lines, as well as on the club’s best units in both power-and-kill play.
Last season, Couturier ranked 1st on the Flyers in doubles strengths (46), face-to-face win percentage (59.6 percent) and plus-minus (plus 21), second in points (59) and shots (185), and tied for the second time in passes. The decisive (37), the third in goals (22) and the shortened time on the ice (140:29), the fourth in time on the ice in one game (19:50) and tied for fifth place in the strong playing points (13).
Couturier’s inability to return to Friday night’s match tells you a bit about the pain of an injury. It was not easily excluded or excluded from the games. In the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup qualifiers, Couturier scored six points (four goals, two assists) on matches 5 and 6 by playing on Torn MCL. Last season, as Flyers tried to monitor his shoulder stress, To some extent he’s still taking on some confrontations. Couturier also played Game 7 of their second-round exit to Islanders with an MCL twist. He has a calm inner kind of toughness.
“He’s an elite player and you realize how good he is when you see him on the rink every day and see how he goes about his life,” Kevin Hayes said last July.
Couturier’s injury The door opens to Morgan Frost who is 21 years old The bulletins will force adjustments in the middle.
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