CSNPhilly.com reports that Couturier suffered an AC sprain in his left shoulder during the Flyers' 2-0 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 1 on Thursday night at Verizon Center. He was on the receiving end of a massive body check by the Capitals' Alex Ovechkin midway through the second period. The two were racing for the puck near the penalty boxes when Ovechkin ran through Couturier, who quickly got to his feet and skated off the ice. He did not return with what the team described as an upper-body injury.
After the game, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said he did not have an update.
"I don't know at this point and time other than he wasn't available for the rest of the game," he said.
Hakstol said the team needs to move on.
"Well, he changes our group a little bit," the coach said. "You know, injuries are a part of it, and we've dealt with it all year long and we'll do the exact same thing now; if he's not available, our team will deal with it. That's how it is during playoff time."