The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced that ahead Sean Couturier has undergone again revision surgical procedure and is predicted to overlook the subsequent three to 4 months.
Couturier just lately returned to skating to get again into skating type, however coach John Tortorella stated he had a setback and needed to cease.
Couturier, 29, hasn’t performed this season after reinjuring his again. Couturier required again surgical procedure in February and performed in simply 29 video games in 2021-22, scoring six targets and 17 factors. Couturier has had a seize bag of various accidents just lately, together with knee, chest and hip points, with the Flyers ahead final enjoying a full season throughout the COVID-interrupted 2019-20 marketing campaign.
The 2020 Selke Trophy winner has spent his whole profession with the Flyers since getting drafted eighth total in 2011, tallying 460 factors in 721 video games. Couturier is within the first 12 months of an eight-season contract that pays him $7.75 million per marketing campaign.
The crew additionally confirmed that James van Riemsdyk will miss the subsequent six weeks after finger surgical procedure.
The 33-year-old winger has 5 factors in six video games this season, serving to the Flyers turn out to be one of many extra harmful groups. He hasn’t performed since Sunday’s recreation towards the Sharks and was positioned on injured reserve on Thursday.
Van Riemsdyk is a seven-time 20-goal scorer, registering 24 final 12 months. He had a implausible COVID-shortened 2020-21 marketing campaign, scoring 17 occasions and recording 43 factors in 56 video games to tie Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek for the crew lead.
Philadelphia is first within the Metropolitan Division with a 5-2-0 file by means of seven video games. Most anticipated the Flyers to overlook the playoffs, however the crew has seemingly discovered it’s groove with Tortorella. Kevin Hayes leads the crew with 10 factors, whereas forwards Joel Farabee (5 factors) and Zack MacEwen (three factors in 5 video games), amongst others, have helped to choose up the slack with JVR and Couturier out of motion.