The Philadelphia Flyers closed out their road trip with a 1-2-1 record following Tuesday’s 4-1 defeat to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and although the team didn’t play well in the loss, the team was not happy with the constant changes to their roster.
Due to COVID-19 protocols, the Flyers were without captain Claude Giroux, leading defenseman Ivan Provorov, as well as depth players Nick Seeler and Jackson Cates. Giroux and Provorov were pulled from Tuesday’s morning skate and did not dress in the eventual multi-goal loss, continuing what has been a frustrating period for the players and interim head coach Mike Yeo.
Carter Hart, who was unavailable himself for three of the four games this road trip, voiced his frustration with the league’s protocols, which has forced several members of the team to miss games, even if they showed zero symptoms of the virus.
“It’s tough, for sure,” Hart said postgame. “Guys are testing positive with no symptoms or mild symptoms. I mean, the league’s got to find a way to change that. We’re either going to keep playing shorthanded all season long or games are going to keep getting postponed. I think it’s a joke. It’s got to change.”