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Flyers’ Couturier day-to-day with lower body injury

May 4, 2012, 4:57 PM EST

Sean Couturier AP

As per the team’s Twitter account, Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced rookie forward Sean Couturier has been listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury.

Couturier left Game 3 of Philly’s Eastern Conference semifinal with New Jersey midway through the first period after suffering a cut to his leg, courtesy Devils forward David Clarkson.

While the severity of the cut is unknown, it was clear the Flyers struggled without the 19-year-old defensive whiz in the lineup — the shutdown center had spent most of the first two games shadowing the likes of Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise (the pair combined for four points in Game 3, not coincidentally.)

According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS, Couturier “should be OK,” though his status for Game 4 remains up in the air. The Flyers don’t play again until 7:30pm ET on Sunday, which will give the laceration extra time to heal.

If Couturier can’t go in Game 4, Sam Carchidi of Philly.com figures Zac Rinaldo will be inserted into the lineup. Rinaldo hasn’t played since Game 4 of the Pittsburgh series, a 10-3 loss in which he saw just 3:39 of action.

  1. jpelle82 - May 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    rinaldo is a punk but he is the kind of guy that could give you that shot in the arm and make life a little bit more miserable for nj’s d men.

  2. girouxhasladyballs - May 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    his knees hurt from felating guys?

    • seahawks19081 - May 4, 2012 at 7:15 PM

      Must be a salty penguins fan.

    • ematusko - May 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      @girouxhasladyballs – very clever. Did your boyfriend approve that handle and comment, post romp……or was it his idea altogether. Either way, keep it up. You’re helping set our country back in terms of intelligence. I’m hoping you don’t have children, but sadly lowlifes such as yourself typically have several. My condolences to them, and the classy dame who pumped them out for you.

      • girouxhasladyballs - May 5, 2012 at 4:13 PM

        your jimmies are too rustled man. calm down doe.

  3. GenoPringles - May 4, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Doctors discovered a vertical gash wound in between Coot’s Legs. Hopefully some sort of pad can be inserted to stop it’s bleeding

  4. howardforvezina - May 4, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Geno you are why people do not like penguin fans.

  5. NJgriffNC - May 5, 2012 at 2:51 AM

    Call up Testwuide or Holmstrom instead. Rinaldo is just brutal and undisciplined. He brings what? Energy? It’s the playoffs, everyone should/will be skating with energy. We need heady players to beat this team.

  6. bleed4philly - May 5, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Why are pens fans still talking? Your team is done!!

  7. feva4theflava - May 5, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Yep, and the flyers will done if bryz doesn’t pull his head out of his ass. How’s that big contract going?

    • danphipps01 - May 5, 2012 at 11:41 PM

      Better than Fleury’s. =D

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