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Sean Couturier | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 197
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Center Sean Couturier produced Philadelphia's lone goal in the Flyers' 2-1, opening night loss in Boston Wednesday night.
Jakub Voracek and Matt Read picked up the assists on the goal. Oct 8 - 10:26 PM

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It looks like Sean Couturier's upper-body injury isn't anything to worry about.

He suited up for the Flyers on Sunday and he participated in Tuesday's morning skate in preparation for another preseason game. Couturier will probably be between Wayne Simmonds and Matt Read against the Rangers on Tuesday night.
Sep 30 - 2:20 PM

Sean Couturier is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Not much has been revealed beyond that, so we have no way of knowing if Couturier's in any danger of missing the season opener. Couturier is looking to take a step up offensively this season after recording 39 points in 82 games in 2013-14.
Sep 26 - 2:05 PM

Sean Couturier has been getting some playing time with Wayne Simmonds.

Couturier has excelled defensively, but the Flyers are hoping he can do more offensively this season. Playing alongside Simmonds might help him reach that goal. "He can help me create some chances and get some goals," Couturier said. "He has a way to score goals. He knows where to be. Having a guy like that on my line, I have to take more risks offensively and maybe, it can help us score more."
Sep 25 - 8:53 AM

If 2013-14 patterns hold, Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier could be a decent low draft pick in leagues with shorthanded points.

He easily led all forwards in total PK TOI last season (with 281:22, and he has more offensive ability than many of the other top forwards in shorthanded time. If Couturier's game climbs but he keeps carrying a heavy load, he could be a good source for SHP. Tomas Plekanec was another high-end forward who received a lot of PK reps, though it remains to be seen if Montreal goes that route again.
Sep 6 - 6:08 PM

Philadelphia will look for Sean Couturier to contribute more offensively in 2014-15.

Couturier has developed into a strong defensive center, but he had just 39 points in 82 games last season. "Our biggest upside is up front with Brayden [Schenn] and Sean," Flyers GM Ron Hextall said. "Sean, you love what he does, the unselfishness, the team first, loving the challenge of playing against the other team’s top line. That’s awesome stuff. ... He needs to push harder north. It’s a little bit of a mentality, a little bit of an attitude, but there’s going to be expectations placed on him that haven’t been [there] up to this point. He’s a young player and rightfully so, there has not been expectations from him to produce at a high level, but he’s been in the league long enough now where he needs to push the bar, offensively." Couturier does have a fair amount of offensive upside despite his lackluster numbers in the NHL thus far. He's worth keeping an eye on.
Sep 2 - 6:37 PM

Sean Couturier had a cyst removed from his foot and is walking around on crutches, said Flyers GM Ron Hextall on Wednesday.

The Flyers' young center has now undergone two surgeries this off-season, one on his abdominal and one on his foot. Nonetheless, the two-way center should be completely healed from both operations by the time training camp rolls around later this summer.
Jun 25 - 9:17 PM

Sean Couturier has undergone abdominal surgery.

Couturier is expected to spend the next five to six weeks recovering, which means that he'll be ready for training camp with time to spare. He had 13 goals and 39 points in 82 contests in 2013-14.
Jun 11 - 11:17 AM

Sean Couturier has a sports hernia.

Couturier is waiting to find out if he'll require surgery. Either way, he should be fine for the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
May 2 - 6:41 PM

Sean Couturier scored a goal in Philadelphia's 5-2 victory on Tuesday.

Couturier has been one of the league's best defensive forwards this season, but he hasn't done much offensively. He has just 11 goals and 37 points in 79 games in 2013-14.
Apr 9 - 10:44 AM

Sean Couturier has become one the NHL's best defensive centers and is getting some Selke Trophy buzz.

He has been extremely effective in shutting down the NHL's top offensive centers such as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jonathan Toews. That makes him a highly-praised NHL player. But with only 10 goals and 35 points this season, he is barely rosterable in fantasy hockey circles.
Mar 23 - 11:28 AM

Philadelphia center Sean Couturier, a little more than three months removed from his 21st birthday, is becoming one of the top centers in the NHL and, in a 4-0 victory for Philadelphia over Pittsburgh Saturday, he outshone the game's top player, Sidney Crosby.

Couturier assisted on two of the Flyers' three goals and won six of eight faceoffs against the Penguins' captain. Crosby finished the day at minus-3. He has been a minus-3 or worse only two other times this season. Veteran Flyer Claude Giroux on Couturier: "There's a little thing - when he plays Pittsburgh, he just plays better."
Mar 16 - 10:28 AM

Sean Couturier had two assists in Philadelphia's 3-1 win over Colorado.

Couturier has recorded at least a point in four of his last five contests. He has nine goals and 28 points in 58 games this season.
Feb 7 - 10:39 AM

Sean Couturier found the back of the net on Tuesday.

Couturier ended a nine-game goal scoring drought. He's had some solid patches offensively, but overall his fantasy value in standard leagues has been limited. This was his ninth goal and 24th point in 54 contests in 2013-14.
Jan 29 - 9:59 AM

Sean Couturier will be in the Philadelphia Flyers lineup after missing practice Saturday to attend his grandmother's funeral.

Couturier had been hot of late with 10 points in nine games but has only one assist in his last four games with a minus-six rating and 19 penalty minutes. He has five goals and 15 points in 29 games with a plus-four rating and 29 penalty minutes so he is worth owning in deeper leagues. Our condolences to the Couturier family on their loss.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Vincent Lecavalier
3Brayden Schenn
4Sean Couturier
5Blair Jones
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Kimmo Timonen
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery