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Sean Couturier (lower body) skated on his own Thursday.

Couturier was also on the ice Wednesday after sustaining the injury during Tuesday's practice. As previously reported, he's traveling with the team to Pittsburgh, which keeps the possibility of him playing in Game 5 alive. For now he's day-to-day though. "I'm just coming to the rink every day, getting treatments and trying to feel better," Couturier said. "I guess the thing is see how I feel tomorrow morning. It's really up to my body. See how it keeps progressing and how I feel. Hopefully I'm good tomorrow."
Source: NHL.com
Apr 19 - 6:02 PM

Sean Couturier (undisclosed) will travel with the team to Pittsburgh.

We don't know yet if Couturier will play in Game 5 though. He wasn't able to participate in Wednesday's contest after being injured on Tuesday when he collided into Radko Gudas during practice.
Apr 19 - 12:21 PM

The Flyers dropped Games 3 and 4 at home for the first time since 1989 in the Conference Final.

Philadelphia suffered a 5-1 loss to the Penguins in Game 3 and then were defeated 5-0 in Game 4 Wednesday night, so the contests weren't even close. The Flyers went into this series as the clear underdogs, but so far the first round has just served to emphasize the gap between Philadelphia and a major Stanley Cup contender like Pittsburgh. The good news is that the Flyers aren't out of it yet and while it seems unlikely that Philadelphia will manage to win three straight games against Pittsburgh, there's always that chance. The Flyers will try to prolong the series in Pittsburgh Friday night.
Apr 19 - 5:22 AM

Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers were shut out 5-0 during Wednesday's Game 4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Giroux's quiet post-season continues and he finished tonight's game with a minus-3 rating, and a giveaway. The 30-year-old forward has just one assist in four playoff games so far and if the Flyers want to get back in this series, they'll need their captain to get going offensively. The series heads back to Pittsburgh on Friday for Game 5 with the Flyers down 3-1.
Apr 18 - 9:49 PM

Michal Neuvirth allowed two goals on 13 shots in Wednesday's 5-0 Game 4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Neuvirth replaced starter Brian Elliott after the latter allowed three goals on 17 shots through a little more than 28 minutes of play. Considering both goaltenders struggled tonight, the Flyers have a real question mark in goal heading back to Pittsburgh for Friday's Game 5 do-or-die game.
Apr 18 - 9:45 PM

Brian Elliott got pulled after allowing three goals on 17 shots in Wednesday's 5-0 Game 4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Kris Letang's shot took a deflection off of Andrew MacDonald's stick before finding its way into the net. Elliott looked visibly frustrated after that goal and it forced head coach Dave Hakstol to pull him in favor of Michal Neuvirth. Heading back to Pittsburgh down 3-1 in the series, the Flyers will have to think long and hard who they want to put in goal in a do-or-die game.
Apr 18 - 9:41 PM

Nolan Patrick will center Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek on Wednesday night.

Patrick is centering the top line because Sean Couturier is unavailable for this game. The 19-year-old has one goal and one assist in three games during the postseason. This is a great opportunity for the rookie.
Apr 18 - 7:06 PM

Sean Couturier has been chosen as one of the finalists for the Selke Trophy.

This season was Couturier's coming-out party in the NHL, as he put up some impressive offensive numbers (31 goals and 76 points in 82 games). As always, Couturier also showed an ability to be one of the better defensive players in the league this season. Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar and Boston's Patrice Bergeron are the other two nominees.
Apr 18 - 6:56 PM

Robert Hagg will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 against Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

Hagg has lost his spot to Travis Sanheim and he can't seem to get it back. The 23-year-old hasn't played in any of the previous three games in this series. He had three goals and nine points in 70 games during the regular season. Dale Weise, Taylor Leier, Johnny Oduya and Petr Mrazek are also expected to watch the game from the press box.
Apr 18 - 6:45 PM

Michal Neuvirth will suit up as Brian Elliott's backup goalie in Game 4 against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Neuvirth had been dealing with a lower-body injury since late March, but he's ready to go if something happens to Elliott.
Apr 18 - 6:40 PM

Sean Couturier (undisclosed) will not play in Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

Couturier suffered an injury in practice after he collided with teammate Radko Gudas. The Flyers center was considered a game-time decision heading into tonight's game, but he obviously isn't healthy enough to suit up. This is a huge blow for a Flyers team that are trailing 2-1 in this best-of-seven series. The 25-year-old has one goal and two assists in three games this postseason.
Apr 18 - 6:33 PM

Brian Elliott is expected to get the nod in Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

Elliott and the Flyers will look to avoid going down 3-1 in the series. The 33-year-old has a 1-2 record with a 4.43 goals-against-average and a .863 save percentage during the postseason.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 18 - 6:21 PM

Sean Couturier (undisclosed) is a game-time decision on Wednesday, per Flyers coach Dave Hakstol.

The Flyers haven't provided much information about Couturier's injury beyond that, which isn't surprising given that we're in the playoffs. Couturier was hurt when he collided with Radko Gudas during Tuesday's practice. Couturier has a goal and three points in three playoff games this year.
Apr 18 - 1:11 PM

For what it's worth, Wayne Simmonds believes Sean Couturier (undisclosed) will be okay.

Couturier collided with teammate Radko Gudas during Tuesday's practice. Couturier stayed on the ice for a little bit before gingerly leaving with head athletic trainer Jim McCrossin. Flyers GM Ron Hextall and coach Dave Hakstol wouldn't provide an update after the incident, so the most we have to go on right now is Simmonds' thoughts. "Coots will be fine," Simmonds said. "I’m not worried about Coots." Take that statement with a grain of salt though and consider Couturier questionable for Game 4 on Wednesday.
Apr 18 - 5:07 AM

An update on Sean Couturier (undisclosed) won't come until Wednesday, according to Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

Couturier left Tuesday's practice with an apparent injury after he collided with teammate Radko Gudas. His status for Game 4 versus Pittsburgh is uncertain.
Apr 17 - 4:51 PM


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