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Report: Drysdale out week-to-week after Harkins hit

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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Jamie Drysdale is considered week-to-week after a hard hit from Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jansen Harkins on Sunday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported Monday.

The Flyers are hopeful Drysdale will return before the end of the season, Friedman added.

Head coach John Tortorella said Tuesday he's unsure about the blue-liner's recovery timeline, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jordan Hall.

Drysdale left the ice immediately after the collision, seemingly favoring his left shoulder.

The 21-year-old sustained a season-ending injury to the same shoulder eight games into the 2022-23 campaign.

The 2020 sixth overall pick missed 21 contests earlier this season with a lower-body injury.

The Flyers acquired Drysdale on Jan. 8 in a shocking deal that sent forward Cutter Gauthier to the Anaheim Ducks. Drysdale has four points in 17 games with the Flyers and nine points in 27 total contests in 2023-24.

The Flyers sit third in the Metropolitan Division with a 30-22-7 record.

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