The hits keep coming.
Philadelphia Flyers forward prospect Morgan Frost will miss five to seven days with a groin strain, the team announced on Monday morning. That timeframe means that he will miss the Flyers’ final two NHL preseason games on Monday in Boston and Thursday in New York.
Injury update: Forward Morgan Frost has a groin strain and will be out 5-7 days.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 23, 2019
This news on Frost comes a week after he was listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury, causing him to miss the Flyers’ first preseason game. The Flyers’ final preseason tuneup will come in Switzerland against Lausanne HC.
However, with Frost missing time due to an injury, it’s hard to imagine that he’ll join the team on that trip — unless other prospects competing for the roster spot falter.
Frost totaled 30:41 of icetime in two preseason games: last Thursday against Boston and Saturday against the Rangers. He got a chance to play with quality linemates and although he didn’t get on the scoresheet, he had some good scoring chances.
The No. 27 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft came into camp as one of the prospect frontrunners for a roster spot, but it looks like injuries will cause him to start the season in the AHL with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing for Frost, however. He has the skills and hockey sense needed for the next level, but some time in the AHL will get him used to the speed of professional hockey and make him that much more ready for the NHL when called upon.
Frost’s injury will open the door wider for a few other prospects, namely Joel Farabee and German Rubtsov.