The Flyers got a win in a chippy game on Saturday afternoon against the Senators, but it came at a cost. As the Flyers embark on a three-game road trip, they will do so without their leading scorer.

Travis Konecny will be out for at least the next three games due to a concussion. That leaves the rest of the Flyers with a tough task on the road against three challenging Western Conference opponents. It starts with the Colorado Avalanche, who are challenging for the best record in the Western Conference.

Game time is at 9:30 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPColorado AvalancheGPGAP
Travis Konecny30111728Nathan MacKinnon30192847
Sean Couturier3081422Cale Makar2982028
Jake Voracek3061521Joonas Donskoi30131427
Claude Giroux3091221Andre Burakovsky27121123
Ivan Provorov 3071219Nazem Kadri27101020
Player to Watch
18 Tyler Pitlick29 Nathan MacKinnon
Last 5 Games: 0 G, 2 A, 2 P, +2Last 5 Games: 3 G, 5 A, 8 P, +2
With the injury to Konecny, Tyler Pitlick gets a lineup promotion to the top nine. Playing alongside Claude Giroux and Morgan Frost, he'll be a player worth watching on Wednesday night to see if the new combination makes an impact.
The Avalanche have dealt with injuries all season, but one player that has consistently been in the lineup and on top of his game is Nathan MacKinnon. The headliner of the top line is already at 47 points through 30 games this season and has eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points in the last 11 games.
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart39 Pavel Francouz
19 GP, 10-5-3, 2.39 GAA, .909 SV%12 GP, 7-2-1, 2.50 GAA, .923 SV%

Carter Hart allowed three goals in Saturday's game, but made 27 saves in another win, his 10th of the season. That makes four straight victories for Hart, who gets back in goal on Wednesday to face the Avalanche.

Pavel Francouz has assumed the number one netminder role already in the wake of an injury to Philipp Grubauer in November. Grubauer left Saturday's game with an injury in the first period, so Francouz filled in for the remainder of Saturday's win -- stopping all 16 shots faced -- and took the loss on Monday night against Calgary in overtime. With Grubauer's status still up in the air, he likely gets another start on Wednesday night.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Oskar Lindblom, Travis Konecny, Phil Myers, Michael Raffl, Nolan Patrick

Left WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux14 Sean Couturier93 Jake Voracek
21 Scott Laughton13 Kevin Hayes49 Joel Farabee
25 James van Riemsdyk48 Morgan Frost18 Tyler Pitlick
72 David Kase24 Mikhail Vorobyev44 Chris Stewart
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim61 Justin Braun
53 Shayne Gostisbehere8 Robert Hagg
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

The Flyers are dealing with some injuries that force changes to the lineup. Konecny is out indefinitely and both Phil Myers and Oskar Lindblom will not play due to injury. Chris Stewart and Robert Hagg come back into the lineup and David Kase was also called up from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and will make his NHL debut.

Avalanche Projected Lineup

Injuries: Colin Wilson, Erik Johnson, Cale Makar, Philipp Grubauer

Scratches: Vladislav Kamenev

Left WingCenterRight Wing
92 Gabriel Landeskog29 Nathan MacKinnon96 Mikko Rantanen
72 Joonas Donskoi91 Nazem Kadri95 Andre Burakovsky
11 Matt Calvert41 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare13 Valeri Nichushkin
83 Matt Nieto37 JT Compher17 Tyson Jost
16 Nikita Zadorov49 Samuel Girard
27 Ryan Graves28 Ian Cole
48 Calle Rosen44 Mark Barberio
39 Pavel Francouz30 Adam Werner

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (19th), Avalanche (16th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-5th), Avalanche (21st)
  • Recent History vs. Avalanche
    • Oct. 6, 2018 - Avalanche 5, Flyers 2 (at COL)
    • Oct. 22, 2018 - Avalanche 4, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Avalanche
    • Kevin Hayes - 9 GP, 4 G, 5 A, 9 P
    • Claude Giroux - 14 GP, 8 G, 5 A, 13 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 14 GP, 6 G, 6 A, 12 P
    • Jake Voracek - 25 GP, 6 G, 12 A, 18 P

Where to Watch
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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