The Philadelphia Flyers will have two important veterans at training camp, general manager Daniel Briere announced Tuesday.
Couturier, 30, has missed the last year and a half with a back injury, which he had surgery on in February of 2022. He signed an eight-year, $62-million contract ahead of the 2022-23 season but has not played in a game since Dec. 18, 2021 due to his injury.
Atkinson, 34, also missed the entire 2022-23 season after having neck surgery. He had 50 points in 73 games in 2021-22.
The Flyers have missed the playoffs in three consecutive years and finished seventh in the Metropolitan Division last season with a 31-38-13 record.