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By NHL: News from Sean Couturier, Jérémy Lauzon, Jacob Pelletier, etc.

By NHL: News from Sean Couturier, Jérémy Lauzon, Jacob Pelletier, etc.

Philadelphia Flyers captain Sean Couturier will be ruled out by head coach John Tortorella against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the key player has confirmed. Philly Hockey Now Tuesday.

In the morning skate, Couturier saw extra minutes alongside Denis Gurianov and Cam Atkinson. The three players were grouped together on Monday in training as part of a fifth trio, again according to Philly Hockey Now.

“I have to put my ego aside,” the Flyers captain said after the team's training. I control what I can control. I hope the guys can get the win tonight. »

“I can tell you one thing, with John Tortorella, the name on the back of the jersey doesn't matter,” general manager Daniel Briere said. He is known for that. He treats all the players on his team the same way. »

After averaging 20 minutes and 35 seconds playing time per game in February, Couturier has dropped to 14 minutes and 14 seconds since the start of March. On Saturday against the Boston Bruins, he played just 11 minutes and 10 seconds, his lowest total since the start of the season.

Couturier has scored 11 goals and provided 25 assists in 64 games so far since the start of the season, but has been limited to just one assist in his last 9 games.

Jeremy Lauzon is on the sidelines

Nashville Predators' Jeremy Lauzon will be out with a lower-body injury. The team announced that Quebec will be evaluated weekly.

Lauzon sits atop the NHL in total this season with 327. His closest competitor is Garnet Hathaway with 268.

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The Val d'Or native has six goals and seven assists in 68 games in 2023-24.

Pelletier was sold to Major League Soccer

The Calgary Flames have moved Quebec forward Jacob Pelletier to their farm club in the American Hockey League.

Pelletier has one goal and two assists in 13 games for the Flames since the start of the season. In the American League, he scored two goals and had one assist in 4 matches.

Pelletier missed most of the season due to a shoulder injury suffered during training camp. He returned to action in January before missing nearly two weeks of action in February with an upper-body injury.

Hughes will miss practice but will play tonight

New Jersey Devils forward Jack Hughes did not participate in his team's morning training, a few hours before the match against the Pittsburgh Penguins scheduled for the evening.

But Hughes practiced off the ice and will be able to participate in the game. He played over 21 minutes against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday.

Furthermore, outfielder John Marino was also conspicuous by missing the morning skate and will not face the Penguins due to an upper-body injury. Once again, Santerre Hataka will take his place in the lineup.

Wallman will not face the Blue Jackets

Detroit Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde announced that defenseman Jake Wallman will not face the Columbus Blue Jackets due to a lower-body injury.

Striker Michael Rasmussen is not feeling well and whether or not he will participate will be determined before the start of the match.

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The Red Wings have recalled linebacker Simon Edvinsson from the Grand Rapids Farm Club of the American Hockey League. The sixth overall pick in 2021 played in two games with the Red Wings earlier this season. He has 8 goals and 21 assists in 52 games in Grand Rapids.