Flyers' Gostisbehere ruled out vs. Bruins
Philadelphia Flyers rookie defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere has been ruled out for Wednesday's home game against the Boston Bruins, general manager Ron Hextall said on Tuesday.
Gostisbehere, who is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, rotated in on drills during Tuesday's practice. The 22-year-old has attended practice in each of the last two days, with Monday's performance limited to approximately 20 minutes of skating with assistant coach Ian Laperriere and shooting drills with goaltenders Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth.
Shayne Gostisbehere skates Tues. under watchful eye of Lappy. Seems to be zipping around the ice without pain. pic.twitter.com/hMkTQNwKPK— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) January 12, 2016
"It was good to get on the ice and take some shots at the goalies. Just getting more comfortable and getting my wind back."
Gostisbehere has been sidelined since absorbing a knee-to-knee hit from Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu during Philadelphia's 4-3 overtime victory on Thursday.
Gostisbehere, who has provided a jolt for the Flyers, missed the majority of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
He has scored seven goals to lead all rookie defensemen - with three serving as game-winning tallies. Gostisbehere also has nine assists for Philadelphia (18-15-7), which has won three in a row heading into the second contest of a three-game homestand versus the Bruins (21-15-5).