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Breaking: No show for morning skate, Gostisbehere out of the lineup against the Devils

A major piece missing tonight...

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Philadelphia Flyers star defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere was absent for morning skate Saturday, as his team is scheduled to take on host New Jersey Devils in the evening.

Gostisbehere, who has tallied nine goals and 23 assists through 39 games this season, was not present for the morning skate after coming down with an illness on Friday.

It does not appear that the Flyers will be able to count on the talented puck mover playing in this next contest. Travis Sanheim is expected to replace Gostisbehere in the Flyers' lineup, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Gostisbehere's illness will hold him out for at least one contest, so he'll have to wait for Tuesday's matchup with the New York Rangers for his next opportunity to engage in game action.