Per Insider, Drysdale Injury will not Change Flyers Deadline Plans

Travis Politakis
February 26, 2024  (5:37 PM)

Jamie Drysdale celebrates a goal with his Flyers teammates.
Photo credit: Philadelphia Inquirer

This past weekend turned out to be an unfortunate week for the Philadelphia Flyers, not just because they dropped back-to-back games against bitter rivals New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, but because the Flyers suffered a barrage of injuries, including 2024 All-Star Travis Konecny and rising young defenseman Jamie Drysdale.

Despite these injuries, the Flyers front office led by Danny Briere and Keith Jones emphasized that with the March 8 trade deadline approaching, the Flyers are going to continue to stay the course and not make any 'panicked' moves as the Flyers sit in the playoff picture.
On Sunday, Jamie Drysdale suffered what looks like a possibly major injury against the Pittsburgh Penguins after suffering a big hit in the second period that sent him immediately to the locker room as he was holding his shoulder.
Something to also note is that last season, Drysdale suffered a major shoulder injury in a torn labrum with the Anaheim Ducks, which sidelined him 4-6 months. If it is the same injury, that would be a devastating blow to the young Flyers defenseman who came to the Flyers in January in the shocking Cutter Gauthier trade.
Despite the injury, prominent NHL insider Elliotte Friedman does not expect the Flyers to change their plans when March 8 comes, as many teams have been rumored to show interest in a pair of Flyers defensemen; Sean Walker and Nick Seeler.
"Look, I think this, the Philadelphia Flyers are still taking a big picture look at their organization. Assuming that's the case, and I have no reason to believe that it isn't the case, then I believe that it doesn't change anything at all because what Daniel Briere should be thinking about is, ‘What's my line to re-sign these two guys and what's my line to trade these guys?' And the answer is it should be unchanged based on Jamie Drysdale's injury. Unless, the only way it changes is if the Flyers have decided they want to make the playoffs."

This also aligns with the sentiments that Keith Jones echoed on the PHLY podcast where he mentioned that he doesn't even look at the standings and is still focused on the big picture of the Philadelphia Flyers organization.
Nothing has yet been confirmed on the severity of Jamie Drysdale and Travis Konecny's injury, but an update is sure to come in the coming days.
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Per Insider, Drysdale Injury will not Change Flyers Deadline Plans

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