February 22, 2024
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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart determined to take a depart of absence for private causes, normal supervisor Daniel Briere mentioned Tuesday.

Hart requested and has been granted time away from the crew, and the Flyers may have no additional touch upon the matter, Briere mentioned. Hart’s representatives haven’t commented on the matter.

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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart watches the puck through the third interval of the crew’s NHL hockey sport towards the Minnesota Wild on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, in St. Paul, Minnesota. (AP Picture/Adam Bettcher)

The Flyers chosen Hart within the second spherical of the NHL Entry Draft in 2016. He made his debut through the 2018-19 season and have become the crew’s beginning goalie.

He has appeared in 26 video games for the Flyers this season going 12-9-3. He has 659 saves this season with a 90.6% save share to associate with his 2.80 targets towards common.

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Carter Hart, #79 of the Philadelphia Flyers, stretches throughout warm-ups previous to the beginning of his sport towards the Pittsburgh Penguins on the Wells Fargo Heart on Jan. 8, 2024 in Philadelphia. (Len Redkoles/NHLI by way of Getty Photos)

The Flyers are 25-17-6 and sitting in second place within the Metropolitan Division. The crew moved between Hart and Samuel Ersson for many of the season. Calvin Petersen has additionally began two video games between the pipes for Philadelphia.

Philadelphia dropped Tuesday evening’s sport towards the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3. The NHL is a few week away from its All-Star break.

Carter Hart protects the net

Philadelphia Flyers’ goaltender Carter Hart, #79, appears to be like for a free puck as Nick Seeler, #24, defends through the first interval of an NHL hockey sport towards the Colorado Avalanche, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Picture/Derik Hamilton)

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Hart is the most recent NHL participant to take a depart of absence. The Calgary Flames introduced Sunday that ahead Dillon Dube was stepping away from the ice indefinitely to work on his psychological well being and was underneath the care of pros.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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