Flyers fans got good news on Monday morning when head coach Alain Vigneault revealed Sean Couturier’s injury that he apparently sustained over the weekend is not serious.
Couturier did not play in the game against the Islanders on Saturday despite participating in warmups and the morning skate, becoming a last-minute scratch.
Alain Vigneault told reporters that Sean Couturier underwent an MRI and it subsequently revealed an injury to his hip.
According to the official Philadelphia Flyers Twitter account, no further information was provided, but it doesn’t sound serious as he is listed as a game-time decision for Monday night’s game at the Wells Fargo Center.
After Vigneault opted to play Nate Prosser over Shayne Gostisbehere, Gostisbehere returns to the lineup on Monday night as the team returns to home ice to finish off the series against the New York Islanders.
Prosser had a terrible game on Saturday, so it’s clear why Vigneault decided to play Ghost over him and it is the right move from a fan perspective.
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Brian Elliott will get the start Monday night with goaltender Alex Lyon designated as the backup goalie. Carter Hart will start on Tuesday night versus the New Jersey Devils, Vigneault said.
Philadelphia will need to be on top of their game tonight and attempt to limit turnovers, which has obviously been a problem that has proven to be hurting the team.
Philadelphia hasn’t been playing well lately at all. It’ll be interesting to see how they play tonight but fans know by now not to get their hopes up for a good game.
Hopefully, that’ll change soon but it’s clear that adding one player via trade as the trade deadline nears won’t solve the team’s problems.
We shall see, but as fans say – Anytime. Anywhere.