Flyers F Sean Couturier Out At Least 2 Weeks

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Flyers top-line forward lasted 45 seconds in Friday’s game before exiting the game. Sean Couturier took a high hit from Jared McCann, collided with the boards and was seen on the bench flexing his shoulder in pain.

The Flyers announced on Saturday that Couturier will be out for a minimum of two weeks with a Costochondral separation. A Costochondral separation is described as an injury that “occurs when your rib tears away from the cartilage that connects it to your breastbone. This type of injury is usually caused by a sudden impact to your chest.”

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Flyers Prospect Corner: Where Will Flyers Prospects Be Playing This Season?

By Siobhan Nolan, Contributing Writer

The Flyers couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season than a pair of wins over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday's win saw 20-year-old Joel Farabee shine with one goal and three assists.

Farabee is just one of an extensive group of young Flyers players to keep an eye on this season, but not all of whom have made it to the final roster for the 2021 NHL season.

At Flyers training camp this year, 13 prospects had the opportunity to practice and scrimmage with the senior players. Morgan Frost, a 27th overall pick in 2017, was the only member of that group to make the final roster. So where will all of the other prospects be playing? Get a primer on what the Flyers prospects will be doing this season.

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from Friday’s Flyers-Penguins Game

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The start of any season can come with good and bad results. There may be bad results on the scoreboard, but good things to build on in the systems and execution on the ice. There can be good end results to games, but poor execution. So far, the Flyers have had their share of both.

The good is simple: the Flyers did not play close to their best on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins and still won 5-2. The bad: it was a sloppy game throughout, a game that required goaltending to be at its best and may have cost the Flyers their top forward.

A win is a win, and the Flyers will gladly take the two points from this game and move on, but there is still a lot to work on as the season takes shape.

Here are 5 takeaways from Friday’s Flyers win over the Penguins.

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Konecny Nets Hat Trick, Hart Stands Tall in Flyers Win

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

Following the season-opening win on Wednesday, Travis Konecny said that a goal that was credited to him wasn't really his. It belonged to Oskar Lindblom. Soon after, the goal was changed.

After going through the postseason this summer without a goal, that number would follow Konecny into one more game. He erased it convincingly in the second game of the season.

Konecny recorded his first career hat trick, and Carter Hart backstopped the Flyers with 31 saves in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Wells Fargo Center on Friday night.

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Report: Phillies Make New 9-Figure Offer to Realmuto

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The Phillies season finally got moving on Thursday when the Phillies came to agreement with free agent relief pitcher Archie Bradley on a one-year, $6 million deal.  But who will Bradley be throwing to?  The news could be good for Phillies fans who hope that it is none other than incumbent. J.T. Realmuto.

Jayson Stark of the Athletic reports that the Phillies have made an offer in excess of $100 million:

According to an industry source familiar with the negotiations, the offer was for five years and slightly north of $100 million, which is believed to be somewhere in the range of where the club stood last March, when negotiations screeched to a halt because of MLB’s COVID-19 transactions freeze.

If the recent six-year, $90 million deal agreed to by D.J. LeMahieu is any indication, prices have gone down thanks to COVID-19.

The Phillies might not have a whole lot of competition for Realmuto.  The New York Mets were out of the bidding early, opting for the more-affordable James McCann instead.  The Toronto Blue Jays were said to be interested, but after offering a four-year deal to LeMehieu, it seems to indicate that they are not looking to go longer, and that they would be less likely to do more for a catcher.

New Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski traveled to Realmuto's home to talk about a new deal prior to Christmas, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported.

After a slow start in the Phillies offseason, things finally seem to be heating up.