Flyers Making Odd Decisions With Morgan Frost This Season

This has been a very odd season for Morgan Frost thus far. He broke out in 2022-23 with 19 goals and 46 points in 81 games, but was a healthy scratch for two consecutive weeks before getting back into the lineup for the past two games.

Frost not only got back into the lineup, he played 16 and 17 minutes in those games. Already, this is odd, but right on brand for John Tortorella. He isn't known to be a players coach and makes decisions like this more than others. Usually when someone is being scratched, they have to work their way back up the lineup, but Frost entered right back in where he played last season, in the top-6.

Despite all of the healthy scratches, Elliotte Friedman reported that Frost hasn't asked for a trade and would like to make it work in Philadelphia. He must have a lot of loyalty for an organization that drafted him, kept giving him chances despite injury trouble, and helped him break out.

If Frost were to ask for a trade, it would not be difficult for the Flyers to find a trade partner as Friedman also noted that teams have called the Flyers about the young forward, although he doesn't think it's anything serious. If things get worse and Frost's mind changes, he is under contract through 2025 at $2.1 million AAV and is a RFA at that time. He has no points through four games this season so far. This storyline is one to definitely watch as you never know what kind of moves happen around a Tortorella-run  team.

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