Flyers Center Out Two Weeks After Monster Hit

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers will be without one of their top centers after he was injured on a big hit from Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin.

Sean Couturier was injured in the middle of the 2nd period during game one of their playoff series. Couturier was skating near the boards with the puck close to the boards in the neutral zone and attempted a pass to his right. The puck deflected off of Ovechkin who was coming in fast to throw a big shoulder.

Couturier was drilled off balance on the play and went crashing into the boards. He got up slowly and was clearly favoring his left shoulder, which made impact with the boards. When the puck came to him again, he dumped it down the ice and headed straight to the bench.

The Philadelphia Flyers organization later confirmed Couturier’s injury on the play. He suffered an A/C sprain to his left shoulder, and will miss at least two weeks of action. Two weeks will put him on the shelf for at least the remainder of this series, so it has the potential to be a season ending injury.

Ovechkin and the Capitals went on to win game one of the series, and will face off at home against Philadelphia tomorrow night at 7pm in game two.

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