Saturday, February 06, 2016
Couturier Placed on the IR
The Philadelphia Flyers are starting to put a run together in the Metropolitan Division, but now they'll have to continue their run without the services of forward Sean Couturier, who reaggravated a lower-body injury he was dealing with and now it sounds more severe. Four weeks more severe, in fact, as the team placed him on the Injured Reserve on Friday.
One could only assume that it is a groin problem, as the recent pattern of instances have suggested, resting for a few games, coming back, hurting it again and then resting it for even longer to make sure it becomes 100% again. Pure speculation, but that looks about right.
Couturier has already missed significant amounts of time this year, only playing in 39 games this season and picking up 9 goals and 24 points, ranking 201st overall in pool scoring after Friday night.
As we're still waiting on Kristy & Don to make their 2nd round Waiver Draft move, I'm sure they are contemplating the pros and cons of what they might be able to replace Couturier with and how much of a difference it would make to the long haul. Couturier is scheduled to miss the next four weeks of action, which is nearly half the third segment, but is there something better out there?
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