Ahead of tomorrow night’s game in New Jersey against the New Jersey Devils, the Flyers held a practice on Monday morning where injury updates on Morgan Frost, Carter Hart, and Shayne Gostisbehere were provided.
Morgan Frost last appeared in an NHL game for the Flyers back in January when the season was still young and the playoff hopes were high. Frost suffered a dislocated shoulder after he took a hit during a game against the Buffalo Sabres on January 19. He later underwent surgery and was ruled out from making a potential return this season.
On Monday morning, Morgan Frost was spotted skating with the team in the midst of his recovery. Following the practice and during his media availability, Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault said the team was focusing on a next season return according to ESPN’s Kevin Durso. Vigneault said he was progressing well in his recovery so far, and that is obviously very encouraging news
The Flyers announced that Shayne Gostisbehere sustained a sprain in his knee. The team classified the sprain as “minor”, and Gostisbehere was on the ice skating with Morgan Frost on Monday. Gostisbehere’s injury occurred during a game earlier this week.
The team provided a 7-10 day timetable for Gostisbehere’s return, and it doesn’t appear there has been any type of setback for him.
Carter Hart was apparently skating on the ice today and felt good when he came to the practice facility, according to Alain Vigneault (h/t Jordan Hall) Carter Hart’s return is uncertain, and it’s unclear when he will get some time in front of the net again this season with only just eight games remaining. The team has fallen back on Brian Elliott and Alex Lyon as the team’s goaltenders in Hart’s absence.
Encouraging news, but is it really worth it to play Carter Hart again with his knee injury? The Flyers season is technically over, and the team won’t be making the playoffs.