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Flyers' Sean Couturier to sit out Game 4 with lower-body injury

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier will not play in Wednesday night's Game 4 at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins due to a lower-body injury, coach Dave Hakstol said.

In Couturier's absence, the Flyers plan to move Nolan Patrick up to center the top line between Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.

Couturier had to be helped off the ice at the team's practice on Tuesday after a collision with teammate Radko Gudas, who was moving backward and didn't see Couturier.

After tumbling to the ice, Couturier threw his stick against the boards in anger. He was assisted off the ice.

The Flyers trail the Penguins 2-1 in their best-of-seven first-round series. Couturier leads the team in postseason scoring with a goal and two assists.