Flyers coach Alain Vigneault revealed Friday that Gostisbehere tested positive for COVID-19 during training camp, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Gostisbehere was removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Thursday, so he's been cleared to return to practice with his teammates, but he won't do so until the Flyers' return from their road trip next Friday. He'll likely need a few practices to get up to speed after being sidelined for so long, so Gostisbehere likely won't make his season debut until February.
Gostisbehere has been removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
Gostisbehere skated on his own Wednesday and is expected to join his teammates for practice following the Flyers' current four-game road trip, which will conclude next Thursday against the Devils, but it remains to be seen when he'll be ready for game action. At this point virtual managers shouldn't anticipate Gostisbehere entering Philadelphia's lineup until the calendar flips to February.
Gostisbehere (COVID-19 protocols) skated on his own Wednesday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Gostisbehere is expected to join the Flyers for practice after the team concludes its four-game road trip next Thursday against the Devils. The 27-year-old blueliner will likely need to log a number of full practices before making his season debut, so he may not be available for game action until February.
Gostisbehere (COVID-19 protocol) was designated as a non-roster player Monday.
Gostisbehere has been held out of practice for over a week due to COVID-19 protocols, and he missed the first two games of the year. There's no clear timetable for the veteran defenseman's return to the lineup. The 27-year-old often served as a healthy scratch last season, and it's unclear how much he'll play once he's ready now that Erik Gustafsson is in the fold.
Gostisbehere remains in COVID-19 protocol and won't be available for Friday's game against the Penguins, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Gostisbehere will miss a second straight game to start the season. His next chance to play will be in Monday's matchup against the Sabres. He served as a healthy scratch often last year, so a similar fate could be in store for the 2020-21 campaign, especially with the emergence of Erik Gustafsson.
Gostisbehere won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's Opening Night matchup with the Penguins due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.
It isn't clear if Gostisbehere's actually ill, but he's been away from the team since Saturday, and may be forced to miss multiple contests now that his absence has officially been tied to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol. Another update on the 27-year-old blueliner should be released once he's cleared to rejoin his teammates for practice.
Gostisbehere (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup against the Penguins for Opening Night on Wednesday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
According to the team's roster release, Gostisbehere was not designated for injured reserve, so he could be back sooner rather than later. With Ghost sidelined, Erik Gustafsson could see the biggest uptick in minutes while Justin Braun or Mark Friedman enter the lineup.
Gostisbehere (undisclosed) won't be on the ice for Saturday's practice, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
The Flyers likely aren't going to release any details regarding Gostisbehere's status, but he's been a full participant in camp up until now, so at this point there's no reason to believe he's in danger of missing Wednesday's season opener versus Pittsburgh. The 27-year-old American has been skating on Philadelphia's top pairing during camp, so if he's able to hold on to that spot, he could be a sneaky pickup in the later rounds of drafts due to his tremendous offensive upside.
Gostisbehere recorded two assists and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-1 round-robin win over the Lightning.
Saturday was Gostisbehere's first competitive game action since Mar. 10. The blueliner had knee surgery during the league's pause, but he appears to be back to full health in time for the playoffs. Gostisbehere had a career-low 12 points in 42 contests this season due to his lingering knee injury, but he's just two years removed from a 13-goal, 65-point campaign in 2017-18.
Gostisbehere (knee) took part in Tuesday's intrasquad scrimmage, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Gostisbehere underwent arthroscopic knee surgery during the NHL's stoppage, but he appears to be back to 100 percent ahead of Philadelphia's first round-robin game, which is scheduled to take place Aug. 2 against the Bruins. The 27-year-old blueliner only picked up 12 points in 42 games during the regular season, but he was battling his lingering knee issue throughout the campaign, so he may return to form during the playoffs if he's truly back to 100 percent.
Gostisbehere underwent arthroscopic knee surgery during the league's hiatus, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Gostisbehere was on the ice for Monday's practice session but admitted that he wasn't exactly back to 100 percent. With another two weeks before games start, the blueliner has some time to get up to speed. If for some reason the Florida native can't play, Tyler Wotherspoon figures to be the next man up.
Gostisbehere had five goals and 12 points with a minus-4 rating in 42 games before play was halted in March.
It's been a rocky season for Gostisbehere, who's played in just two NHL games since Jan. 8. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in January and then dressed for one game in February before needing additional rest. He just returned to the lineup March 10 to play in the Flyers' final game prior to the postponement.
Gostisbehere (knee) will be the odd-man-out for Tuesday's game against the Sharks, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Gostisbehere recently returned from a conditioning stint with AHL Lehigh Valley, but coach Alain Vigneault evidently doesn't believe that the 26-year-old blueliner is fully ready for NHL action. Another update on the 5-foot-11 American should surface once he's poised to rejoin the lineup.
Gostisbehere (knee) was recalled from his conditioning stint with AHL Lehigh Valley on Sunday, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Gostisbehere has suited up just one time over the last 19 games, but he looks ready to return to action after playing two AHL games. The 26-year-old has averaged 18:21 of ice time per game this season, so even when he draws back in, his opportunities will likely be limited.
Gostisbehere (knee) will join AHL Lehigh Valley on a conditioning assignment, the club announced Thursday.
After returning too soon from a knee injury, Gostisbehere was sidelined the last six contests. The Phantoms play Friday and Saturday versus AHL Rochester and AHL Syracuse, respectively. If Gostisbehere plays in both contests, and doesn't suffer a setback, he could be in the mix to play versus the Sharks on Tuesday.
Gostisbehere will miss Thursday's matchup with Columbus due to his lingering knee problem, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
Gostisbehere continues to work his way back after returning too soon from a 10-game injury absence. In total, the defender has missed 16 of the Flyers' previous 17 contests.
Gostisbehere (knee) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's clash with Columbus, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
Gostisbehere is taking part in Tuesday's morning skate, so he's definitely making progress in his recovery, but he'll have to wait for Thursday's rematch with the Blue Jackets for his next opportunity to return to game action. The 26-year-old American has had a highly disappointing season from an offensive standpoint, having notched just 12 points through 41 games, so his absence shouldn't impact many fantasy lineups.
Gostisbehere (knee) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Lightning, per the NHL's official media site.
Gostisbehere will sit out for the 15th time in 16 games. Mark Friedman was called up from the AHL to add depth to the blue line. Gostisbehere's next chance to play will be Tuesday versus the Blue Jackets.
Gostisbehere (knee) will sit out again Thursday versus the Panthers, Alain Poupart of NHL.com reports.
Gostibehere's participation in morning skate Thursday was a positive sign, but he will require at least one more contest on the sidelines. The blueliner's next opportunity to rejoin the action arrives Saturday in Tampa versus the Lightning.
Gostisbehere is dealing with scar tissue in his knee and could begin skating Thursday, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Gostisbehere has now missed 13 of the last 14 games after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery and dealing with complications since. The 26-year-old should get back on the ice later this week, but it's unclear when he'll be ready to return to game action.
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