Morgan Frost of the Philadelphia Flyers has suffered a dislocated left shoulder and is out indefinitely. The young forward has been placed on injured reserve. Philippe Myers, who was also forced from action recently, has suffered a fractured rib and is considered week-to-week. One of the only reasons Frost had even been playing was because of an injury to Sean Couturier, who hasn’t played since last Friday.
It’s important to remember that missing even a few weeks can mean up to a quarter of the season in this condensed schedule. Should Couturier be able to return soon, the absence of Frost may not be that noticeable, but Myers was and will continue to be a huge loss. Even with very little NHL experience, the 23-year-old defenseman was given a three-year, $7.65MM contract this winter and was expected to be a key part of the Flyers back end.
Frost meanwhile is just trying to get his foot in the door, after spending most of last season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The 21-year-old forward was a first-round pick in 2017 and has just 22 NHL games to his name so far. His best opportunity to prove his value may have been while Couturier was out, but now he’ll miss a huge chunk of the season himself.
The Flyers are back in action this evening against the Boston Bruins as they look to maintain their lead in the East Division.
Every team has injuries. I guess we’ll see how deep the organization really is.
Gotta feel for Frost as loses a great chance to prove himself. Flyers defense was bad with Myers, and not helped by how awful Gustafson has been.