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Sam Morin out for the season after re-tearing ACL

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It’s an incredibly unfortunate injury for the young defenseman.

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After a thrilling Flyers win in overtime yesterday against the Montreal Canadiens, we received the following news from Chuck Fletcher via the Flyers’ team social media:

There aren’t words to describe how gutted Morin must feel. While many fans weren’t as sold on his NHL calibre as others, he deserves the chance to impress the coaching staff and to make the team like any other AHL/Juniors player. The timing of this injury couldn’t have come at a worse time, and it’s heartbreaking that Morin will have to miss another (essentially) full season of professional hockey.

This ACL tear in his knee comes after Morin tore the same ligament during the 2018 Calder Cup playoffs with the Phantoms. That first tear caused him to miss all of the 2018-19 season, save for seven combined games between the NHL and AHL.

Morin had played in only one game this season for the Flyers, icing 12:32 minutes in a loss to the New York Islanders. Having been sent down to the Phantoms in late October, Morin played three games in the AHL before being injured on Wednesday.

We all wish Morin a speedy recovery, and hope that it won’t be too long before he’s back out on the ice.