Sean Couturier Injury: Updates on Flyers Center’s Lower Body and Return

February 5th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

The Philadelphia Flyers will be without center Sean Couturier for the foreseeable future thanks to a lower-body injury.

Continue for updates.

Couturier Expected to Miss Four Weeks Friday, Feb. 5 Couturier exited Philadelphia’s victory over the Nashville Predators Thursday with the injury. The team confirmed on Twitter the center will be “out approximately four weeks,” per general manager Ron Hextall.

The Flyers drafted Couturier with the eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft, and he was turning in one of the better seasons of his career before this injury. He has nine goals and 15 assists, and his plus/minus rating of plus-nine is his highest mark since his rookie campaign when he posted a plus-18, per

The Flyers relied on his durability in recent seasons, as well. In fact, he played in all 82 games in each of the last two campaigns as a regular contributor on the offensive side of the ice.

Travis Hughes of SB Nation put the loss into perspective:

There's no reason to sugar coat this: it's a really bad injury for the Flyers. They are a thi ...

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