More bad news for the Philadelphia Flyers. Following practice on Tuesday, GM Ron Hextall announced that forward Michael Raffl will be out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.
Raffl suffered the injury in Monday’s loss to the Avalanche with 4:15 left in the second period and did not return after recording 6:44 of ice time on 10 shifts.
It’s another tough break for a struggling Flyers team looking for any signs of positivity moving forward. With James van Riemsdyk out, Nolan Patrick being banged up a bit, and no consistency in the lineup, the Flyers are really struggling.
Consistency is key, but the most consistent thing for the Orange and Black at the moment is injuries, which is a recipe for disaster. Hextall made note that there will likely be no call-up because of the injury, meaning that Mikhail Vorobyev will likely return to the lineup after being scratched.
Michal Neuvirth is close to returning and may potentially be making a rehab start in Lehigh Valley soon. But one player doesn’t make a difference. The team is struggling in every facet of the game and things are not pretty at the moment. We’ll see whether they can turn it around anytime soon.