Travis Konecny to Miss 4-6 Weeks
PHILADELPHIA — As if things weren’t difficult enough for the Flyers as they try to keep pace in a playoff race, now they’ll have to deal without one of their leading point scorers for at least the next month.
Travis Konecny sat two games as a healthy scratch before re-entering the lineup Monday against the St. Louis Blues. After a collision in the second period, he exited the game with a left leg injury and never returned. He has seven goals and 22 points, fifth-highest on the team, in 51 games so far this season.
For the next four to six weeks, per general manager Ron Hextall, his scratches won’t be voluntary on the part of the coaching staff. Even if Konecny, 19, returns on the early end of that spectrum, it would be past the March 1 trade deadline.
“It’s hard to predict what’s going to come forward,” Hextall said last Friday. “It’s hard to say at this time of year. There’s a lot of games left and injures happen. Poor play, good play, we’ll monitor it as we go here.”