The Philadelphia Flyers announced injury updates for Morgan Frost & Phil Myers before today’s morning skate. Both are expected to miss an extended period of time.
Morgan Frost is out indefinitely with a dislocated left shoulder. Frost was placed on IR retro-active to January 19th. Can be activated on January 26.
Frost was injured on a hit by Buffalo’s Jake McCabe in the second period of Tuesday’s game.
Phil Myers is week-to-week with a fractured rib. Myers is still on active roster & can be added to LTIR, retro-active to January 19th, if Flyers need cap space. If put on LTIR, Myers can not return until February 10th.
Myers was injured on a hit by Buffalo’s Jake McCabe in the first period of Tuesday’s game.
The news on Morgan Frost isn’t too devastating if Sean Couturier returns next week vs the New Jersey Devils. Tomorrow is the one-week mark from Couturier’s injury. However, the news is infuriating for Frost. Someone who worked his tail off during the offseason & training camp to get a chance in the lineup.
The news on Phil Myers adds to the weakness on the Flyers blue-line. A weakness that is still trying to be solved with the hole left by Matt Niskanen. Now, the Flyers are now down two top-4 defenseman. With Shayne Gostisbehere still on covid-19 list & Myers now out week-to-week, another injury on defense will lead to a taxi-squad player being inserted into the lineup.
For Morgan Frost, timeframes on dislocated shoulders are hard to predict. Depending on the severity of the dislocation, it could be a few weeks to a few months. If Frost needs surgery, his season is over. If not, Frost could return as quickly as 2-3 weeks.
For Phil Myers, the timeframe on fractured ribs is more clearer. With surgery a rare treatment option, the only solution to fractured ribs is time & rest. Depending on the severity of the fracture, Myers could return as quickly as 2-4 weeks.
Shayne Gostisbehere Update
With the Flyers on the road in Boston, Shayne Gostisbehere is back in Philadelphia skating on his own.
Per Flyers HC Alain Vigneault, Shayne Gostisbehere skated yesterday. He’s skating on his own in Philly. Next practice in Philly he expects him back with the big group.
Alain Vigneault did not say if Shayne Gostisbehere will be put right into the lineup. But, Vigneault expects him to start practice at least next week.
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