The Flyers are a team with a ton of depth. This depth will be put to the test after Morgan Frost and Phil Myers are expected to miss time.
It is said that championship teams are those that respond to adversity, especially when star players get injured. Think of the Eagles in 2017-2018. The Flyers certainly have had more than their fair share in this young season. In just four games, the Flyers lost two essential pieces in Sean Couturier and Phil Myers and one future piece, Morgan Frost due to injury.
The Flyers announced that Morgan Frost’s injury is a dislocated shoulder. Frost is out indefinitely as he has been placed on injured reserve. This is devastating to the young center’s push to stay in the NHL full time. Frost had an opportunity to show what he is capable of with Couturier’s injury, however, that is now over.
The Flyers’ reported that Myers has a fractured rib and is listed as week to week. He got the injury in the second period of game four. The hit seemed like a normal check, however, Myers did not return to the game. Myers had been playing a physical style game so far this season.
Next Flyer Up!
Connor Bunnaman makes his season debut to replace the injured Frost. Bunnaman will center the fourth line as Scott Laughton will get moved up, most likely to center the third.
Defenseman Mark Friedman will also make his first start today the season. Shayne Gostisbehere is still on the ‘unfit to play’ list, giving Friedman the chance to play against the Bruins.
The Flyers also called up Derrick Pouliot from Lehigh Valley to the practice squad. This could be an indication that Myers will miss a significant amount of time.
It will be interesting to see how Alain Vigneault mixes up his lines. The Flyers have a very deep team upfront. But with the injuries, they need the next man up mentality. They need to continue to find ways to win games. The Flyers head to the road to Boston to take on the Bruins tonight at 7 with Carter Hart getting the start.
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