Shoulder surgery to sideline Flyers forward Morgan Frost

Jan 18, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Morgan Frost (48) during the first period against the Buffalo Sabres at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers forward Morgan Frost is expected to miss several months — and possibly the rest of the regular season — after undergoing shoulder surgery later this month, general manager Chuck Fletcher said Tuesday.

Frost, a 21-year-old prospect who was the team’s first-round draft pick (No. 27 overall) in 2017, appeared in only two games this season. He played in 20 games as a rookie in 2019-20, registering two goals and five assists.

The injury took place Jan. 19 when Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe delivered a hit against Frost. He did not return.

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The Flyers entered Tuesday with a 7-2-1 record, good for 15 points and a share of first place in the NHL’s East division.

–Field Level Media