Just when you thought the Flyers season couldn’t have any more downfalls, another blow to the team happens. This time to Kevin Hayes.
Hayes, who missed the start of the season due to core-muscle surgery, will miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing a clean-up procedure this morning.
“Philadelphia Flyers center Kevin Hayes underwent a procedure this morning to drain fluid from his adductor region. He is expected to return to play in 3-4 weeks.” – GM Chuck Fletcher
In 20-games this season, Hayes has 3-goals & 6-assists, while averaging 15:51 of ice-time per game.
Over the past two weeks, Hayes’ re-injury has become more apparent.
Hayes’ energetic & usual self has been missing. His stick handling & most importantly, his skating, has fallen off over the past few weeks.
While it is unknown how long Hayes has been playing injured, it hasn’t stopped him from trying to push through it. Something that could have led to the surgery becoming more necessary.
With Sean Couturier already out, his return has no date, the Flyers will have to get creative at center.
Tonight, Morgan Frost will move up to take Hayes’ spot on the Flyers 2nd line. A tough task for Frost, who has been battling the confidence bug over the past month.
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