The Philadelphia Flyers are already drowning in the Eastern Conference standings and will now be without two of their veteran forwards for the time being.
Joel Farabee and Kevin Hayes were placed on injured reserve on Friday, continuing what has been a frustrating period for the Orange and Black. Farabee is expected to miss four weeks due to an upper body injury while Hayes’ injury is unknown.
The team recalled Wade Allison and Jackson Cates from the taxi squad and also loaned Connor Bunnaman to AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Farabee has registered 11 goals and seven assists this season for 18 points, averaging just over 17 minutes of ice time per game. The New York native continues to be one of the top, young forwards in the NHL.
Hayes has already missed time this season after groin surgery and will now be on the shelf again. The 29-year-old has three goals and six assists to his name this season, featuring in 20 games.
The Flyers have 99 goals scored in 2021-22, which is the sixth-fewest in the NHL this season. Mike Yeo’s squad returns to action on Saturday in Buffalo, looking to snap a 10-game losing streak.