Raffl (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. The diagnosis remains the same for Raffl; this move just allows the Flyers to be more flexible with their roster now that he'll likely be out for the rest of the season. The 28-year-old holds essentially no fantasy value at this point.
Raffl was forced out of Tuesday's game against the Avalanche after suffering a lower-body injury and was unable to return. General manager Ron Hextall said there will be an update on Raffl's status Wednesday. The forward has struggled this season when healthy even though he's gotten to serve as a top-six forward at times. He has very little fantasy appeal at this juncture.
Raffl (lower body) is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. The diagnosis effectively ends Raffl's season unless the Flyers can somehow sneak their way into the playoffs. If this ailment does indeed terminate Raffl's season, he'll finish with just eight goals and three assists, ending on a 21-game point drought.
Raffl contributed two hits and two blocked shots Monday, but was held off the scoresheet in the 2-0 home loss to the Blues. Don't let that top-line assignment with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek fool you; Raffl is barely moving the puck. The versatile winger only has two points in 16 games this calendar year, not to mention a minus-5 rating over that span. Worse yet, he hasn't factored into a goal since Jan. 8. With the Flyers owning a minus-20 goal differential and struggling to gain steam in a super-competitive Metropolitan Division, it's advised that you consider alternatives to Raffl.
Raffl skated with Claude Giroux and Matt Read during Friday's practice, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Raffl and Giroux have been spending most of their time with Jakub Voracek or Wayne Simmonds this season, but the switch to Read is new. It also likely isn't as dangerous of a trio. Raffl is currently sporting a five-game point drought and has just eight goals and 11 points through 36 games this season. The 28-year-old winger isn't a viable fantasy asset in most settings.
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