By Annie Ross
There is gloom in Flyersland.
According to a report by the Montreal Journal, Flyers top center Sean Couturier re-injured the medial collateral ligament in his right knee that he dinged last April during the playoffs.
Couturier collided with defenseman Radko Gudas in a practice during the playoff series with Pittsburgh and played two games with the injury.
Training camp for the Flyers is a little more than three weeks away and while he has been seen at the team’s practice facility, it’s unclear what he’s been able to do.
Couturier, who turns 26 in December, is coming off by far his best NHL season yet. He had a career-high 31 goals and 45 assists and finished runner-up to Los Angeles’ Anze Kopitar for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the league’s best defensive forward.
The re-injury, according to the report, came on a routing move during a tournament called Boot Camp two weeks ago in Couturier’s native Quebec. Earlier in the offseason, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said Couturier had made a full recovery without surgery.