By Michael Donovan
Phantoms defenseman Sam Morin will have knee surgery and miss the remainder of the Calder Cup playoffs.
The Flyers’ 6-7 2013 first round pick played 15 games during the regular season in Lehigh Valley, scoring once and adding six assists to go along with 26 penalty minutes. He did not record any points in three games during the Calder Cup playoffs.
Morin suffered the injury in the first period of what became the Phantoms’ epic five OT thriller against Charlotte back on May 9th, the longest game in the AHL’s 82-year history.
Morin did crack the Flyers’ lineup for the second-straight year, filling in for injuries back in November for a back-to-back against the Islanders. He did not record a point, but did average 15:49 of ice-time as the Flyers were besieged by early season injuries on the blue line.
He’ll be a restricted free agent this offseason and will likely be back in the fold with a chance to re-establish himself next season unless anything drastic happens.