Couturier has abdominal surgery; 5-6 weeks recovery period

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“Sean Couturier had successful abdominal surgery this past Friday. He has started rehab at our training facility and should be fully recovered in 5-6 weeks.” — Flyers general manager Ron Hextall, in a statement

Couturier played all 82 games for Philadelphia this season, plus all seven playoff games. The 21-year-old had 13 goals and 26 assists for a career-high 39 points during the regular season.

A promising two-way forward, only defenseman Braydon Coburn logged more shorthanded ice time than Couturier for the Flyers (a team that spent a lot of time shorthanded.)