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Philadelphia Fyers General Manager confirms the worst case scenario for one of the team's defensemen

Published December 1, 2022 at 1:24 PM
BY MATT

The Philadelphia Flyers season hasn't gone the way they'd hoped. Last week the Flyers became the first time in NHL History to have 3 separate 10 game losing streaks in a calendar year. Now General Manager, Chuck Fletcher has confirmed that defenceman Ryan Ellis will miss the entire 2022-2023 season.


The 31 year old, played just four games for the Flyers last season after coming over in a trade from the Nashville Predators. As part of that three-way deal, the Flyers gave up center Nolan Patrick, who ended up with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Fletcher indicated in September that that Ellis was dealing with a torn psoas muscle in his back, which is impacting several parts of his abdomen.


"There's a psoas component of this, there's a hip component, there's an adductor component. I'm not sure that if you go in and repair one part, it's going to fix everything," said Fletcher, "I've never heard of an injury like this. It's very complicated. A torn psoas is a very significant injury for a hockey player. A very rare injury. We're doing the best we can and we'll just leave it up to the medical experts."

Ellis is signed until the end of the 2026-2027 season at a cap hit of $6,250,000.
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Philadelphia Fyers General Manager confirms the worst case scenario for one of the team's defensemen

Is this the end of Ryan Ellis' playing career in the NHL?

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