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Entries with the tag: sean couturier
from Kyle Phillippi of CSNPhilly,
...a league source tells CSNPhilly.com's Tim Panaccio that Couturier will miss the remainder of the series with an AC sprain in his left shoulder.
After the collision in the second period, Couturier quickly skated toward the locker room, holding his left arm.
"Coots is a huge piece of our team," Wayne Simmonds said after the game. "He goes down that means someone else has to step up. I thought we did a good job filling in on the short term."
The Flyers were 5-9-4 without Couturier during the regular season, compared to 38-18-3 with him in the lineup. That's a drastic dropoff, but it's a stat the Flyers have to prove wrong if they want to come out of the opening series with Washington on the winning end.
Watch the hit below...
Zach Rinaldo received a game misconduct for this hit on Sean Couturier:
from the Phiadelphia Flyers,
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 6-3, 197-lb center Sean Couturier to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Couturier, 22 (12/7/1992), recorded a career-high 15 goals and added 22 assists for 37 points in 82 games for the Flyers in 2014-15. Following the season, Couturier helped lead Team Canada to the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF World Championships where he recorded three goals and added four assists for seven points in 10 games.
Couturier appeared in all 82 games for the second consecutive season and has appeared in 287 out of a possible 294 NHL games. He has also appeared in 198 consecutive games, which is the third-most active streak on the Flyers (Jakub Voracek: 226 & Brayden Schenn: 208).
from Anthony SanFilippo of the Flyers' website,
There’s no question that every other team that the Flyers talked turkey with coveted the 20-year-old forward. And there was no question that Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren had no intention of trading his talented two-way center.
Evidence of that came further to light Saturday, when the Flyers signed Couturier to a two-year contract extension.
Couturier, who is entering the final year of his entry level contract, inked a new deal with an annual cap hit of $1.75 million in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
Couturier was standing in front of the Bruins net, shot comes from the point and catches him in the head.
The Flyers announced he will not return, has a head injury.