The Philadelphia Flyers are sitting nicely to start the season with a record of 6-5. Not a bad start by any means. They are a fast well composed team, that is being tested with adversity early in the season.
Unfortunately, the Flyers will be faced with more adversity after first losing defenseman Andrew Macdonald on the blueline for 4-6 weeks. Today, the orange and black received more bad news as stellar defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere is day to day with an upper body injury. It does appear to concussion related symptoms.
Ghost was on a tear piling up 1 goal, 12 assists, and is a plus 3 in the early going. He has really developed into a fine stay at home defenseman this season. Ghost was making his mark to be a possible Norris Trophy candidate early in the season.
The news is unfortunate but the Flyers have become accustomed to overcoming adversity in years past. Hopefully this young team can battle, and continue to put strong performances ahead. Young stud defenseman Samuel Morin was originally called up from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to take Ghost’s spot until he is healthy enough to return. However, Morin has a nagging injury and cannot play. In turn, the Flyers have recalled defenseman Mark Alt, and he will play alongside Brandon Manning on the third defensive unit. One thing is certain Flyers fans, the future is bright in Flyer land.
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