C - Philadelphia Flyers
Sean Couturier (lower body) has been ruled out by the Philadelphia Flyers ahead of Saturday night’s contest against the Los Angeles Kings.
Couturier will sit out for a second consecutive contest for the Flyers, with forward Scott Laughton to likely once again see increased ice time Saturday night against the Kings.
Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier has stopped skating and is not expected back anytime soon.
Couturier's season was in jeopardy due to a back injury but it was determined he didn't require surgery, lending hope to playing at some point this season. However, he has stopped skating and the club is not expecting him back anytime soon. The Flyers are off to a surprising 4-2-0 start to the season without him, but they'd surely like to have back an elite two-way player that posted 18 goals and 41 points across 45 games a season ago.
Sean Couturier remains week-to-week with a back injury, as per general manager Chuck Fletcher, but will not require surgery.
This is a breath of fresh air considering initial reports suggested the Flyers' top center could miss the entire 2022-23 season. However, the lack of a firm timeline should put Couturier on the fantasy backburner for the time being.
The Flyers center "...has had good days and bad days.." according to coach Mike Yeo. He is not expected to be back in the Flyers lineup this week.
The Flyers hope that Couturier will show more progression by weeks end in order to be re-evaluated by team medical staff. He has not played since Dec. 18th due to an upper body injury.
The Philadelphia Flyers are listing Sean Couturier will not be on the ice with his team indefinitely as he has been listed as week-to-week with an upper body injury,
Couturier was also placed in the NHL's Covid-19 protocol over the break. He has six goals and 17 points for this season.