Charlie O’Connor’s replacement at The Athletic:

We mentioned Kurz in the most recent Media Nuggets column, and he confirms in his writeup that The Athletic will bring in an Islanders writer to replace him. Looks like they will have Kurz full-time on the Flyers beat with no regional responsibilities, which is the right call. You need single-sport beats to really dive into this stuff, or else there’s no point of having a website like The Athletic.

Kurz previously worked in the Flyers’ communications department. He left for a bit to cover the San Jose Sharks, then came back to the east coast to work the Islanders gig. The next order of business on the local hockey beat will be the Inquirer announcing a replacement for Olivia Reiner and Giana Han.