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Flyers place D Nick Seeler on injured reserve

Feb 25, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Nick Seeler (24) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Flyers placed defenseman Nick Seeler on injured reserve Wednesday.

He took a puck off his left ankle/foot in the second period of Monday’s shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Seeler, 30, will be sidelined for a minimum of seven days and will miss at least two games.

He has one goal, 11 assists, a plus-15 rating and 78 penalty minutes in 63 games this season. He leads the Flyers in blocked shots (184) and ranks fourth in hits (112).

Seeler’s name has surfaced ahead of this Friday’s NHL trade deadline, although head coach John Tortorella said on Saturday that the team is “not looking to trade Seels.”

“He’s a huge part of the competitiveness of the room, that brings that room together,” Tortorella said. “He’s one of the true competitors that I’ve ever coached as far as how he handles himself.”

TSN reported Wednesday that the Flyers are making progress on a contract extension. Seeler is in the final season of a two-year, $1.55 million contract signed with Philadelphia in May 2022.

Seeler has recorded 41 points (eight goals, 33 assists) in 288 games with the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks and Flyers.

Also on Wednesday, the Flyers recalled defenseman Adam Ginning from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League.

–Field Level Media

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