Couturier scored two goals and added an assist with five shots on goal, three blocks and a hit in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Flames on Wednesday. What a return. After not playing for nearly a week, Couturier didn't miss a beat, as his three points all came in different situations -- on the power play, at even strength and while shorthanded. Couturier has 12 goals and 23 points in 27 games, which puts him on pace, if healthy, to match his 31 goals and 76 points from last season. However, Couturier might have to get more pucks to the net to keep up this pace. After Wednesday, his shooting percentage jumped up to 16.2 percent, which is 2.5 percent higher than it was last season.
Couturier (lower body) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Flames, NHL.com's Aaron Vickers reports. The Flyers and fantasy owners will both welcome Couturier back to their lineups with open arms, as he's been productive when healthy this season, racking up 10 goals and 20 points in 26 appearances. The 26-year-old pivot will return to a prominent role Wednesday, skating on Philadelphia's second line and top power-play unit against Calgary.
Couturier (lower body) won't suit up for Sunday's game versus the Jets, Scott Billeck of NHL.com reports. Couturier will miss his second game in two days, allowing Scott Laughton to ascend to the top six. The 26-year-old's having another solid campaign with 20 points in 26 games, so fantasy owners will hope he can shake his injury before Wednesday's matchup versus the Flames.
Couturier won't play Saturday against the Sabres due to a lower-body injury. Couturier is considered day-to-day with his lower-body issue, so although he should probably be considered questionable at best for Sunday's game against the Jets, he should have a good shot at returning to action Wednesday against the Flames. The Flyers and fantasy owners will both hope Couturier's absence is limited to one or two contests, as he's been on a roll over the past month, racking up six goals and 15 points in 12 games.
Couturier has two goals, five points and 15 shots on net in the last five games. The shots on goal average in that span is a little skewed because he posted eight in one game. In fact, both his goals and three points came in that same game too, but Couturier is still trending in the right direction. He has seven goals and 16 points with a plus-4 rating in the last 14 games.
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