Philadelphia Flyers first-line center Sean Couturier was a late scratch for Saturday night’s game on Long Island. Couturier was expected to play and skated during warmups, but the Flyers announced that he would miss the game.
Injury update: Sean Couturier is out tonight vs. the Islanders with a lower body injury. #PHIvsNYI
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 20, 2021
Here is the official press release from the Flyers:
“Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier is out of the lineup tonight at NY Islanders with a lower-body injury.”
Couturier missed time earlier this season with a rib injury. He has 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in 18 games this season for the Flyers.
Here are the Flyers lines without Couturier:
James van Riemsdyk – Scott Laughton – Joel Farabee
Michael Raffl – Kevin Hayes – Jakub Voracek
Oskar Lindblom – Claude Giroux – Travis Konecny
Carsen Twarynski – Nolan Patrick – Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Hopefully, this is just a minor injury for Couturier. The Flyers looked out of sorts when he was out of the lineup.
Couturier is an extremely important player for the Flyers; perhaps their most valuable player. He plays in all situations and is the reigning Selke Trophy Winner.
Stay tuned for updates regarding Sean Couturier’s status.
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