December 10, 2023

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sean Couturier is able to go.

The primary-line middle will slot again into the lineup when the Flyers tackle the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday evening at SAP Heart after lacking two video games with a lower-body harm.

“I obtained banged up,” the 30-year-old mentioned. “It [ticked] me off lacking these two video games. It’s one thing that, I’ve to take heed to my physique, and [it] didn’t really feel proper, didn’t really feel adequate to assist the group win on these two nights. So I believed it was higher to relaxation and get the additional couple of days and ensure it doesn’t worsen.”

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Couturier, who knew midway by follow on Monday he was good to go, participated within the group’s non-compulsory morning skate.

Couturier’s return signifies that Morgan Frost as soon as once more will probably be watching from the press field. The 24-year-old ahead has performed in simply six of the Flyers’ first 12 video games this season with out scoring a degree.

Frost did swimsuit up for the previous 4 and was plus-2 with six pictures on aim whereas averaging greater than 16 minutes of ice time. A very good chunk of that was power-play time, however it didn’t appear to be sufficient to pressure coach John Tortorella to maintain him within the lineup.

Final season, Frost completed fourth in scoring for the Flyers with 46 factors (19 objectives, 27 assists) in 81 video games. From Dec. 9 to the tip of the common season, he scored 40 of these factors to steer the Flyers down the stretch.

Ersson will get the beginning

With Carter Hart nonetheless sidelined with a “mid-body” harm, the Flyers once more will flip to Sam Ersson in internet. The netminder is 1-2-1 with a .815 save proportion in 4 video games (three begins) and is coming off a robust efficiency in a 5-1 win towards the Buffalo Sabres on Friday when he made 21 saves.

Cal Petersen will function the backup.

Hart participated in follow on Monday in San Jose and skated with the group throughout its non-compulsory morning skate on Tuesday. He stays listed as day-to-day.

Clear slate for York

Hockey gamers want quick recollections, and Cam York will definitely want that on Tuesday.

The defenseman didn’t play within the third interval towards the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Though he performed a hearty quarter-hour, 22 seconds throughout the primary two intervals, he rode the pine after he was on the ice for 3 objectives within the group’s 5-0 loss. He additionally earned two minutes within the penalty field after sending a puck over the glass that resulted in a power-play aim by Arthur Kaliyev.

“That slate is clear after the sport,” Tortorella mentioned Monday. “I’d do the identical factor if the identical scenario got here up, I’d do the identical factor. However it’s not a private factor. It’s a choice a coach makes within the recreation if the identical circumstances occurred, however then we transfer proper by it.”

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