Ramblings: Early Camp Line Combos; Suzuki, Landeskog, and Ellis Injury Updates; Positional Scarcity Values – September 23

Michael Clifford

2022-09-23

With injuries mounting and the team not looking very strong to begin with, the Flyers are facing a huge uphill battle from the outset. New coach John Tortorella, who is very much known for not going easy on his players, didn't take long to make his mark on this roster on the first day of on-ice sessions:

Charlie O'Connor would later tweet that Ryan Ellis is out indefinitely and may not return at all this season. There had been a lot of concern here but to see it a bit more concrete information is always a downer. He had really turned himself into one of the top defencemen in the league and now his career appears very much in jeopardy. Let's hope that's not the case.

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Not-so-great news for new Canadiens captain Nick Suzuki:

A couple weeks isn't a big deal as that would put him in line to return a week before the season starts. Let's just hope this is nothing that lingers, though the Canadiens don't have much in the way of expectations t