After half a game back in the lineup, Flyers rookie forward Travis Konecny is back on the shelf. It’s no longer due to a healthy scratch, however: he’s going to miss 4-to-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.
Konecny was seen leaving Wells Fargo Center in a walking boot after playing roughly half of last night’s game against the St. Louis Blues. It seems like it’s an ankle injury.
If Konecny comes back in exactly four weeks, he’ll be back for the March 7 game against the Buffalo Sabres. Six weeks would put him back for the March 21 game against the Winnipeg Jets. Either way, Konecny is going to miss a lot of games here down the stretch of the regular season when the Flyers could certainly use his abilities.
This is not an ideal way for the latter part of his rookie campaign to go.
We’ll see Matt Read check back into the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Islanders, and we could see a call-up from Lehigh Valley given that the Flyers are down to just 12 forwards with Konecny on the shelf.