June 2, 2023


Exercise makes you strong

John Tortorella ‘not sure’ on Ryan Ellis injury timetable, knows he’s ‘huge’ if healthy

Just prior to July, standard manager Chuck Fletcher pointed out the unpredictable character of Ryan Ellis’ rehab.

With an personal injury so intricate — deemed “multilayered” by the defenseman — the Flyers have not set a agency timetable on when Ellis will be cleared to practice or play.

They’ve been cautiously optimistic.

The problematic damage in his pelvic area price tag Ellis all but four game titles final season. At the conclude of April, he claimed his aim was to be ready for September education camp. He and Fletcher noted July becoming an significant thirty day period with the rehab intensifying. On July 13, Fletcher stated Ellis had progressed but there was “no assure when he’ll be again.”

We are going to see how issues have gone when September draws nearer.

John Tortorella couldn’t present any prediction. But the Flyers’ head mentor did know of Ellis’ probable relevance.

“I’ve talked to Ryan twice — when at the exercise facility a few weeks in the past, we experienced a conversation,” Tortorella mentioned Wednesday in a cellphone job interview with NBC Sporting activities Philadelphia. “It is funny, I just termed him now, still left a information just to check out on his rehab. I’m not guaranteed. I’m not likely to sit right here and lie to you and say he is likely to be ready to go. I am not confident. I never imagine he is absolutely sure.

“So that is anything we’re likely to have to watch and see exactly where we go. If he’s wholesome and he’s completely ready to go mentally to perform, it really is a big moreover for our back again close, the two defensively and offensively. But we are heading to have to wait around and see, we’ll see what comes about.”


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The 31-year-outdated was the Flyers’ leading offseason acquisition final summertime. He’s an all-circumstance, staff-transforming type of defenseman when nutritious.

“I want to perform listed here, I want to be a part of the answer listed here, I feel I can genuinely assist out this team,” Ellis explained in April at his close-of-the-period press meeting. “My loved ones enjoys it right here, my young children enjoy it below, we’ve found a fantastic faculty. If I was actively playing, this would be Heaven for me. The only reason it’s not is simply because I’m not taking part in.”

The Flyers are crossing their fingers for greater wellbeing in 2022-23. Tortorella thinks it would go a lengthy way.

“You appear at Ryan Ellis, you search at Sean Couturier, you glimpse at Kevin Hayes, right up the center of the ice, that’s wherever you construct your crew,” Tortorella mentioned. “What if individuals fellas are nutritious? What occurs to your club?”

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