The Flyers are struggling mightily to score — and win, for that matter — and now they will have to do without one of their speedier players.
Rookie Travis Konecny, who is tied for 13th in rookie scoring with seven goals and 15 assists — was injured when took an awkward spill into the end boards during the second period of a 2-0 loss to St. Louis Monday night. It was Philadelphia’s second consecutive shutout defeat, both at home.
Travis Konecny out 4-6 weeks with left knee, ankle sprain https://t.co/jA0S35nmZZ
— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) February 7, 2017
Prior to last night’s contest, Konecny was a healthy scratch in the two previous games, owing to a slump that saw him record just two points in the 10 games and a -3 rating leading up to the benching. Drafted in the first round, 24th overall last year, Konecny’s play, for the most part, has been very welcome in Philly.
It is estimated that the earliest he could return to the line-up would be March 7. With Konecny out, Matt Read figures to return to the lineup Thursday against the visiting New York Islanders.