Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere a Last-Minute Scratch Vs. Jets With Lower-Body Injury

Updated: 11:21 p.m.

Shayne Gostisbehere was a last-minute scratch for the Flyers' game against the Jets Monday.

The defenseman suffered a lower-body injury as he left pregame warmups to head to the dressing room and never returned. 

"I think there was something that happened this morning," Flyers interim head coach Scott Gordon said after a 3-1 win. "I didn't get the details of it, but it's apparently nothing more than a bruise."

Gostisbehere will miss Tuesday's road game against the Rangers but the Flyers are hopeful he'll be able to play Thursday in Boston against the Bruins.

Christian Folin took Gostisbehere's place in the Flyers' lineup Monday.

"Ghost" had played in 86 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 13, 2018.

The fourth-year defenseman has seen his role decrease dramatically over his past five games, no longer on the top power-play unit. Against the Canadiens, Gostisbehere played a season-low 13:47 despite contributing a pair of assists in a 5-2 victory. 

For the season, Gostisbehere has five goals and 15 assists in 48 games.

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