Couturier has been ruled out for at least two weeks with a Costochondral separation.
Couturier suffered this injury, which is torn cartilage in the rib, during Friday's win over the Penguins. This will be a major loss for the Flyers, as the Selke Trophy winner handles major minutes and is a significant two-way contributor. Nolan Patrick and Kevin Hayes are both candidates to slot in as the first-line center during Couturier's absence. Couturier is expected to miss at least six games, and the two-week timeline would target a Jan. 30 return date.
Couturier will get an MRI on his shoulder Saturday after leaving Friday's game against the Penguins.
An update on Couturier will likely be available Sunday or Monday after his MRI results come back. Should he miss some time, Morgan Frost could replace him in the lineup.
Couturier (undisclosed) left Friday's contest against the Penguins in the first period, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Couturier suffered an apparent injury in the first period and has yet to return to the contest. Until more information is available, he'll be considered day-to-day and questionable for Monday's game against Buffalo.
Couturier (knee) participated in the first day of training camp Monday, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
Couturier skated on a line with fellow Flyers first-round picks James van Riemsdyk and Tyson Foerster, as head coach Alain Vigneault tried to create a comfort level for Foerster by placing the team's most recent first-round selection on a line with two guys who have experienced what he's going through at his first camp. Those lines will likely change as the Flyers get deeper into camp, with Couturier projected to center the top line now that he has healed from the sprained MCL he sustained in the postseason.
Couturier (knee) won the Selke Trophy for best defensive forward Thursday, David Satriano of NHL.com reports.
The 27-year-old had an outstanding season for the Flyers, racking up 22 goals and 59 points across 69 games this campaign. On the defensive sign, the centerman dished out 60 hits, 26 blocks and a plus-21 rating during the regular season. Couturier earned his first ever Selke Trophy, beating out finalists Ryan O'Reilly and Patrice Bergeron.
Couturier (knee) said he sustained a sprained MCL during the Flyers' second-round series versus the Islanders, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Couturier sustained the injury during Game 5 after a knee-on-knee collision with Mathew Barzal. The 27-year-old Couturier was able to play in Saturday's Game 7 after missing one contest, and he led all Flyers forwards in ice time with 20:44. It's unlikely the injury will impact the center's status for the start of the 2020-21 campaign.
Couturier (undisclosed) will play in Saturday's Game 7 versus the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The Flyers kept their season alive in Game 6 without Couturier, but they'll get a boost with his two-way game back in the lineup. Couturier has posted four points, eight shots on net and 11 hits over five games this series.
Couturier (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for warmups and won't suit up in Thursday's Game 6 against the Islanders, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
The center exited Tuesday's Game 5 with an unspecified injury. Couturier was just catching fire in his past four games, supplying two goals and two assists in that span. In his stead, look for Kevin Hayes to slide up to the top line with either Michael Raffl or Connor Bunnaman entering the lineup.
Couturier (undisclosed) continued to be evaluated Wednesday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports, raising doubts regarding his availability against the Islanders for Game 6 on Thursday.
After going goalless in his first 10 postseason contests, Couturier appears to have rediscovered his scoring touch with two goals and two helpers in his last four outings. The elite center will need to continue racking up points if he is going to help the Flyers extend the series to a Game 7. His utilization in DFS contests may be relatively high but fantasy players may want to keep using him nonetheless.
Head coach Alain Vigneault said he didn't know how serious Couturier's injury is after the center exited Tuesday's Game 5, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Couturier was injured on a knee-on-knee hit from Mathew Barzal in the second period, and the former was unable to return to the contest. It's unclear if Couturier will be ready to play in time for Thursday's Game 6. If he can't go, Scott Laughton figures to move into a top-six role, while Michael Raffl or Morgan Frost are most likely to enter the lineup.
Couturier left Tuesday's Game 5 against the Islanders in the second period, presumably with an undisclosed injury, and has not returned to the bench per Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com. The game is currently in overtime.
The Flyers' top center hasn't been officially ruled out for the remainder of the game, but it seems increasingly likely he's done for the night. He collided knee-on-knee with Mathew Barzal, and given that it's a must-win game for Philadelphia, the fact he's not on the ice suggests he's dealing with an injury of some significance. Stay tuned for additional updates.
Couturier scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders in Game 4.
Couturier tied the game at one with his tally 15:19 into the second period. The center has been relatively limited in the playoffs with two goals and six assists through 13 games. He's added 23 shots on net and 29 hits. Couturier will likely need to make an impact in Tuesday's Game 5 to keep the Flyers' season going.
Couturier scored a goal and an assist Wednesday during the Flyers' 4-3 overtime win over the Islanders in Game 2.
After scoring his first goal of the postseason late in the first period to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead and chase Semyon Varlamov from the game, Couturier nearly fired home the winner in OT, but his shot from the slot went over the crossbar. Undeterred, the 27-year-old collected the puck behind the net and fed it out to Philippe Myers at the point, whose blast from the blue line got deflected by Anders Lee and found twine. Couturier now has a goal and five points in the last five games, and a hot streak from him would go a long way toward putting Philadelphia through to the conference finals. He'll try to stay locked in for Game 3 on Thursday.
Couturier registered two power-play helpers and 12 PIM in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Canadiens in Game 5.
Couturier helped out on Jakub Voracek's second goal in the second period as well as a Joel Farabee marker in the third. The playoffs haven't been particularly kind to Couturier, who has five assists in eight outings. He's added 23 hits, 13 shots on net and a plus-3 rating.
Couturier put up two assists, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-1 round-robin win over the Lightning.
Couturier was held off the scoresheet in the previous two round-robin games, but he broke through Saturday. The 27-year-old forward had 22 goals and 59 points in 69 games during the regular season. Couturier had back-to-back 76-point campaigns prior to 2019-20 ending abruptly. He can put up numbers worthy of his top-line center role when he's in form.
Couturier was absent from Wednesday's practice session for the birth of his child, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
With teams prohibited from providing much in terms of detail regarding player absences, this will no doubt be a sigh of relief for Flyers fans. The center should be back on the ice in the coming days and figures to be full go for the Flyers' postseason matchup with Boston on Aug. 2.
Couturier (undisclosed) won't practice Wednesday, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Couturier has been a full participant since training camp began July 13, so it's highly possible he's simply getting a day off Wednesday. Another update on the 27-year-old pivot, who racked up 22 goals and 59 points in 69 games during the regular season, should surface once he's cleared to return to practice.
Couturier had 22 goals and 59 points with a plus-21 rating in 69 games prior to the league suspending play in March due to the coronavirus.
He cooled off a little just prior to the stoppage, but after the calendar changed to 2020, Couturier had 12 goals and 29 points with a plus-12 rating in 29 games. He was on pace for his third straight 70-point season. Since the start of the 2017-18 season, Couturier has 86 goals and 211 points in 231 games.
Couturier (illness) will be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Couturier had been deemed a game-time call with flu-like symptoms. He'll assume his usual role centering the top line along with first-unit power-play time. Couturier has racked up three goals and five points in his past five games.
Couturier (illness) is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup against the Rangers.
Couturier's possible absence would be a key loss for the Flyers, especially considering he's racked up 57 points though 64 games this campaign. The official word on his avaialbility will come closer to Sunday's 12:00 ET puck drop, but if Couturier can't go, Joel Farabee will draw into the lineup.
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