Sean Couturier was forced to miss Game 4 against the Penguins after he was involved in an ugly collision with teammate Radko Gudas in practice Tuesday.
#BREAKING Our @6abc video of @NHLFlyers star Sean Couturier going DOWN at practice today after colliding with Radko Gudas. He limps off with the trainer. Claude Giroux told me "it didn't look good." So far no update from the #Flyers #NHLPlayoffs2018 #EarnTomorrow pic.twitter.com/SlfplFKjUd
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) April 17, 2018
Couturier returned for Game 5, scoring the game-winning goal with 1:15 left to propel the Flyers to a 4-2 win and send the series back to Philadelphia.
Couturier then exploded for five points, including a hat trick, in Sunday’s Game 6 elimination loss.
Reports are now surfacing of what Couturier sacrificed just to continue playing:
Couturier said he tore his MCL.
— Charlie O'Connor (@charlieo_conn) April 22, 2018
Couturier says his right knee injury prowbly would’ve taken 4 weeks to heal in regular season. #Flyers
— Anthony Mingioni (@AnthonyMingioni) April 22, 2018
Couturier had a career offensive season, recording 31 goals and 76 points in 82 games. He was nominated for the Selke Trophy for the first time in his career.
A heroic effort from a heroic player.