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Flyers placed Seeler on IR and will miss him the rest of the week

Flyers place Seeler on IR, will miss him at least the rest of the week originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

VOORHEES, N.J. – Nick Seeler was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after being clobbered by a blocked shot two days ago.

The 30-year-old defender will have to miss at least seven days. The Flyers can backdate his IR period to Monday, when he suffered the injury, but he will be out for at least two games (Thursday and Saturday).

In a corresponding roster move, the Flyers drafted Adam Ginning from AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley.

Seeler left the Flyers’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Blues with 2:38 minutes left in the second period after taking a puck in the area of ​​his left ankle and foot.

After limping into the tunnel with some help from a team staffer, Seeler was able to return for the start of the third period. But he couldn’t finish the match and left again with about nine minutes left in the third period.

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Seeler’s name was trending leading up to Friday’s 3:00 PM ET NHL trade deadline. Competing clubs covet team-first, cost-effective players like Seeler, who is on an expiring contract.

But the Flyers value him highly. According to a report on Wednesday by TSN’s Darren Dreger, the club and Seeler’s squad are making progress on a contract extension.

“We have said from the beginning that we have no intention of trading Seels,” head coach John Tortorella said four days ago. “He’s a big part of the competitiveness of the room, that brings that room together. He’s one of the true competitors I’ve ever coached in terms of the way he handles himself.”

Seeler is the Flyers’ most loyal defenseman. He leads the NHL with 184 blocked shots and is tied for first on the team with a plus-15 rating. After playing 13:24 minutes per game this season in his NHL career, Seeler played 16:58 this season. He was a key part of the Flyers’ second defensive pairing, along with Sean Walker, one of the Flyers’ top trade chips entering Friday.

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“When it comes to the deadline, we’re going to listen,” Tortorella said last month. “If we think it’s the right thing to do for the future of the organization, we’ll do it. Those guys with expiring contracts, everyone’s always looking around, so we’ll see where it goes. We’re not gone.” there’s Sean Walker shopping, but we’d be dope if we didn’t listen.

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