Travis Konecny has been the best Flyers forward this season with a team-high 28 points, 11G/ 17A. It was just reported that he is out indefinitely with a concussion.
Konecny suffered the concussion in the first period of the Ottawa Senators game on Saturday, December 7th. Senators Defenseman, Mark Borowiecki, delivered a devasting, and questionably late, open-ice hit on Konecny in the neutral zone.
According to head coach Alain Vigneault, he is not calling up a forward at this time. When asked about line changes he said, “I’m contemplating a couple of things. I want to watch Colorado’s game tonight when I sort that out.” When asked about Konecny’s absence, Vigneault stated the following:
“You know, injuries are part of a season, you have to expect it. And then you need somebody else to step up. And that’s what you know, that’s what I expect. I expect some other guys to grab those couple of minutes that they’ll have more and to play well and help us win games.”
Ivan Provorov stated the following in regards to Konecny’s injury and missing his production
“Yeah. I mean he’s, you know, he leads our offense, he has the most points everybody on our team. You know, he’s a very high energy guy, you know, makes plays and, you know, a big part of our team and, you know, hopefully, he gets better and comes back soon. But for us, we just gotta, you know, every guy got to step up a little bit and carry the load.”
At this time Konecny will not be traveling with the team, however, Vigneault did not rule out a return since it is a lengthy road trip. The Flyers take on the Avalanche in Denver Wednesday night. The puck drop is scheduled for 9:30 PM.
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