New report reveals the potential end of Flyers Sean Couturier's career

Tom Banks
April 4, 2024  (7:14 PM)

Sean Couturier, Captain of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Photo credit: Broad Street Hockey

Sean Couturier has had a rough season under Head Coach John Tortorella, and now, his career may be over as a result of it.

The 2023-24 season has been a good one for the Philadelphia Flyers, as they find themselves in a surprising playoff spot, but for newly crowned captain Sean Couturier, that couldn't be further from the truth. Throughout the year, he's had his struggles, with the worst stretch of the season coming when John Tortorella officially benched him for several games.
In recent times, Tortorella has ranted in the media about this team, and while he never names Couturier, given the history between the two, it becomes apparent that he's talking about his captain in some ways.
"If a player is going to quit on me, or players or going to quit on me because I'm trying to make them better people and better athletes, you've got the wrong damn coach here, and you've got the wrong damn people here,» Tortorella began.

«My job is, I'm going to push athletes. . . I was in control the other night. What I said I meant. And, quite honestly, when I watch the tape now, I'm more concerned than just the second period. Because of, I'm so proud of the team getting here."

«And I guess now that narrative out there is, because I've heard from other people, is that they're young, they're not supposed to be here bullshit! We're here! We're here; face it!»

«I don't think we're ready to be better, and that's my problem with us right now,» Tortorella concluded. «And it is my job. I have not done a good enough job to get them over the hump after playing those seven games. I haven't done a good enough job to make them understand we have to be different now. We have to be at a different level.

In the midst of Tortorella being brutally honest about this roster, GM Danny Briere has officially announced that Couturier has suffered an upper-body injury, meaning that he will miss the teams next two games.
Injury update per Flyers GM Daniel Briere:

Sean Couturier has an upper-body injury and is day-to-day. He will not travel with the team and won't be available the next two games.

Some fans have seen right through this potential smokescreen from the GM, making claims that this 'phantom injury' could be the end of his career as a Philadelphia Flyer.
Obviously the team won't comment on something like this, but given his struggles and the emergence of some young names on this squad, there's a very good chance that he may be playing his final games as a Flyer, if he gets back on the ice this season.
Source: Hockey Feed
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