Jamie Drysdale suffers apparent shoulder injury in Flyers loss to Penguins

Jamie Drysdale suffered what appeared to be an injury to his left shoulder in the loss to the Penguins.
Jamie Drysdale suffered what appeared to be an injury to his left shoulder in the loss to the Penguins. / Pamela Smith/GettyImages

The Flyers went by the phrase "adding insult to injury" on Sunday afternoon. Not only did they lose a wild affair to the Penguins, but they also lost Jamie Drysdale during the game. He left the game with about eight minutes remaining in the second period and would not return. There was no update on his status afterward.

Skating up the ice with the puck, Drysdale reached out for it as Jansen Harkins came in to make the hit. With Drysdale in an awkward position, Harkins drove his arm into Drysdale's shoulder. The Flyers' defenseman immediately grabbed onto it and can be seen letting it hang as he ran down the tunnel. He immediately knew something was wrong.

This would not be the first time that Drysdale suffered an injury to said shoulder. He suffered a season-ending injury eight games into the 2022-23 season. He was cleared to play right as the current season began. The exact injury was a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The timeline was four-to-six months.

With no update, it isn't fair to speculate what this injury may be. If it is the same one, that would end his season. He was only in the first year of a three-year deal signed with the Ducks. So, barring anything crazy, he would return to the Flyers for next season. But until we know the extent of his injury, we cannot say how much time he may or may not miss.

It's been a rough go for Drysdale since coming to Philadelphia. He's missed time due to illness, is still trying to learn a new system, and could have suffered another injury. In 17 games with the Flyers, he has two goals and four points. Three of his four points have come on a power play, an area in which the Flyers struggle mightily.

The Flyers do not play again until Tuesday, so we may have to wait a day or two before finding out the severity of Drysdale's injury.