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Couturier out with lower-body injury

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

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Couturier out with lower-body injury
The Philadelphia Flyers started the second period missing their top shut-down center, rookie Sean Couturier.

Sean Couturier
Sean Couturier
Center - PHI
GOALS: 3 | ASST: 1 | PTS: 4
SOG: 15 | +/-: 2
NEWARK, N.J. -- Philadelphia Flyers rookie center Sean Couturier will not return to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against New Jersey after sustaining a lower-body injury in the first period.

Couturier played just five shifts in the first period, with the final one ending with 4:34 left in the first period. Television replays showed Couturier and the Devils' David Clarkson getting tangled along the wall and Couturier immediately skating the Philadelphia bench, unable to put weight on his left skate. Comcast SportsNet's Tim Panaccio reported the injury was a cut, but the statement from the Flyers did not specify the nature of the injury.

Couturier, who has three goals and an assist in nine games, was given credit for shutting down Art Ross Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK

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