Flyers Prospect Shayne Gostisbehere Getting Closer to Return
The 21-year-old, who was a third-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, was back on the ice yesterday skating with the Phantoms, rehabbing on his own at the Flyers practice facility in Voorhees.
Phantoms head coach Terry Murray discussed the timetable for Gostisbehere's return with CSNPhilly.
"He's going to skate every second day right now until he gets that strength back in his leg. I can take a guess at probably three weeks maybe, before he's going to get some games here, you hope its sooner but you got to make sure its absolutely right before he gets back in a game."
Gostisbehere played in two games with the Flyers back in October but was sent back to Lehigh and shortly after torn his ACL. He was great in the preseason, but he wasn't able to land himself a roster spot with the Flyers, but he is a big part of the Flyers future.
"He's a point producer," Murray told CSNPhilly. "He's a guy that carries a lot of composure that carries the puck out of trouble in your own end. He just has a special skill that you want from defensive to be able to play in the NHL, its the kind of game that it is, its fast, its quick. Its about puck possession and he has that ability to be able to hold onto that puck under a lot of pressure. We've missed him, but we will get him back and he's going to be a very good player and he will play for the Flyers and be an impact player."
The Flyers have a lot of young defenseman and the man they call Ghost just might be the best of them all.