The Philadelphia Flyers have been hit by the injury bug. Forcing them to make some roster adjustments.
Patrick Brown left Tuesday’s game with a thumb injury sustained in the 1st period.
According to head coach Alain Vigneault, Brown will miss “weeks” with the injury. An official timeframe will be announced at a later time as Brown & Flyers doctors were still discussing their options.
To replace Brown on the roster, the Flyers recalled forward Max Willman from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. It will be Willman’s second stint with the Flyers this season. Willman made his NHL debut on opening night.
Willman, in 12-games with the Phantoms this season, has 7-goals & 2-assists. In 2-games with the Flyers this season, Willman is pointless.
Ryan Ellis Out 4-6 Weeks
In his return from injury on Saturday, defenseman Ryan Ellis re-aggravated his injury during the game.
This morning, head coach Alain Vigneault announced this morning that Ellis will miss 4-6 weeks.
“My understanding is they’re going to rehab and this is going to look like 4-6 weeks,” Vigneault said. “That’s what they’re thinking about.”
In his absence, the Flyers will continue to rely heavily on Justin Braun.
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