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Sean Couturier of Flyers out 4-6 weeks

Center sidelined with lower-body injury sustained against Panthers on Tuesday @NHL

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier will miss 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.

Couturier, who was placed on injured reserve, has a small MCL tear in his left knee but will not require surgery, reported Wednesday. He was injured 1:40 into the second period of the Flyers' 3-1 win at the Florida Panthers when his legs got tangled with Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck and had to be helped off the ice. 

"Anytime someone like [Couturier] goes down, it [stinks]," Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds told after the game. "...Our centers stepped up and did a great job [Tuesday]."

Couturier has five goals and eight points in 20 games.

The Flyers play the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TCN-PH, NHL.TV).

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