Lehtera (hand) will draw into the lineup in Monday's game against Arizona, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Lehtera's left hand was bandaged after Saturday's game against the Sharks, but fortunately it appears he didn't sustain anything too serious. The Finnish center has just 10 points in 76 games over the last two seasons with the Flyers.
Lehtera was spotted with his left hand bandaged after leaving Saturday's game versus the Sharks, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Lehtera played just 3:31 before leaving the game. It's still unclear how severe his injury is, but updates will likely develop before Monday's game versus the Coyotes.
Lehtera exited Saturday's matchup with the Sharks early due to an undisclosed injury. Look for more info on Lehtera's status to surface before Philadelphia's next game Monday in Arizona. The bottom-six pivot has a modest two points this season and played only 2:11 before leaving this contest.
Lehtera scored his first goal of 2018-19 against the Islanders on Oct. 27, but he still only has a goal and an assist in 12 games. Even worse, he has just 12 shots on goal in 12 contests, clearly indicating there's no end in sight to this scoring slump. Of course, owners probably shouldn't have expected much in the scoring department from Lehtera anyway. He had three goals and eight points in 62 games this season. Lehtera is only useful in leagues with faceoffs (he owns a 59.6 percent in the dot) as a category, and even then, he's a one-trick pony.
Lehtera has just one point in nine games this season. He has cooled off in the PIM category as well over the last week. He's never been a prolific scorer, but owners were willing to remain patient on that front early this season because Lehtera recorded 10 PIM in the first five games. However, eight of those PIM came in one contest, and he hasn't spent any time in the sin bin in the last four games. The only category Lehtera is contributing to at the moment is faceoffs. He has won 59.3 percent of his draws, which, if continued, would be a career high.
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