NHL Injury News: Flyers D Ryan Ellis week-to-week; Knights F William Karlsson out 4-6 weeks

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ryan Ellis is considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said the injury is related to the lower-body ailment Ellis sustained during training camp.

Flyers Ryan Ellis out with lower body injury

“It’s taking a little bit longer to heal than he expected,” Vigneault said Tuesday. “When Ryan’s ready to play, he’ll let us know because obviously he wants to play and help his teammates.”

Ellis was acquired by the Flyers from the Nashville Predators on July 17 in exchange for fellow defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Nolan Patrick.

Patrick then was flipped in a separate deal to the Vegas Golden Knights for forward Cody Glass.

Ellis, 30, recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in three games this season.

Ellis has posted 274 points (76 goals, 198 assists) in 565 career games since being selected by the Predators with the 11th overall pick of the 2009 NHL Draft.

Golden Knights update William Karlsson injury

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Oct 29, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson (71) shoots during the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson is expected to be sidelined four-to-six weeks with a lower-body injury, coach Pete DeBoer said Tuesday.

Karlsson sustained a reported broken foot after being struck by a shot during the Golden Knights’ 5-4 shootout victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

The 28-year-old Swede has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in eight games this season. He has 272 points (115 goals, 157 assists) in 474 career NHL games with the Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Golden Knights.

The Golden Knights also are dealing with injuries to forwards Mark Stone (lower body), Max Pacioretty (lower body), Alex Tuch (shoulder), Nolan Patrick (upper body) and Mattias Janmark (upper body) as well as defenseman Zach Whitecloud (upper body).

–Field Level Media