Hart sidelined the rest of the season for the Flyers with a knee injury
Carter Hart is out for the season for the Philadelphia Flyers due to an MCL sprained left knee.
The goalie hasn’t played since being injured in a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 15. Hart finished the game, but felt knee pain the next day.
“It’s just a bump in the road for him,” the defender Philippe myers mentionned. “You know he will come back stronger than ever next year. We believe in him as a group. We believe in him as an organization. He is a wall for us there. I have no doubt that ‘he will come back stronger than ever.’ ‘
Hart is 9-11-5 with a 3.67 goals-against average, 0.877 save percentage and one shutout in 27 games (25 starts) this season.
Last season, he was 24-13-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .914 save percentage in 43 games (40 starts).
“Now is not the time to think about a particular player,” said coach Alain Vigneault ahead of a 5-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday. “Even though Carter’s season is over, we still have some work to do here, seven games to play. So once the season is over, I’ll be able to answer these questions in more depth. ”
Second-round pick (48th) in the 2016 NHL Draft, Hart is 49-37-9 with a GAA of 2.88, save percentage of .905 and two shutouts in 101 regular season games with the Flyers, and 9-5 with a 2.23 GAA, .926 save percentage and two shutouts in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Goalie Alex Lyon started against the Devils and allowed four goals on 18 shots.
The Flyers (22-21-7), who are sixth in the eight-team MassMutual East division, were eliminated from the playoffs.
Mike G. Morreale, editor of NHL.com contributed to this report