UPDATE, 10/12, 10:15 p.m.: The Flyers have announced that Morin does indeed have a fractured jaw and will have surgery for it on Monday. They will also have more information on his recovery timeline tomorrow. Original post below.
Because the past week hasn't brought enough great news for the Flyers and their defensemen, tonight we get the news brought to us courtesy of Mikael Lancalette of TVA Sports (whose tweets, in French, are linked and loosely translated at the bottom of this post) that Flyers defensive prospect Samuel Morin left today's game with Rimouski Oceanic in the third period after he was hit in the face with a slapshot.
(UPDATE: You can see video of the injury here.)
Morin left the game in an ambulance after the incident. The initial prognosis is ... not so good.
LRT in English: Fear of a broken jaw for Morin-PHI following taking a puck to the face. Taken to hospital.— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) October 12, 2014
Morin, the Flyers' pick at No. 11 in the 2013 draft one of the team's young defensive prospects that they have high hopes for, was sent back to Rimouski on Friday, October 3 in the team's final round of cuts after an impressive camp. Prior to today, he had played in four games with the Oceanic so far, in which he had tallied three points (all assists).
Not a ton of details out there as of now other than what we've got here regarding Morin's injury, and how much time Morin would miss with a broken jaw is unclear at this time. We'll keep this post updated with any additional details.
Below are the tweets from the game from TVA's Mikael Lancalette. (We'll provide some rough English translations, with assistance from Google Translate.)
Samuel Morin vient de recevoir la rondelle en plein sur la bouche. Beaucoup de sang sur la patinoire.— Mikaël Lalancette (@MLalancetteTVA) October 12, 2014
[Translation: "Samuel Morin has taken a puck right on the mouth. A lot of blood on the ice."]
Samuel Morin vient de quitter le Colisée en ambulance.— Mikaël Lalancette (@MLalancetteTVA) October 12, 2014
[Translation: "Samuel Morin just left the Coliseum in an ambulance."]
Condition de Samuel Morin : "Mauvaise" dit Serge Beausoleil. On craint une fracture de la mâchoire.— Mikaël Lalancette (@MLalancetteTVA) October 12, 2014
[Translation: "Condition of Samuel Morin: "Bad," said Serge Beausoleil (Rimouski's head coach.) He fears it may be a broken jaw."]