In light of the news regarding Travis Konecny — as well as Joel Farabee’s — absence due to his wisdom teeth getting removed, the Flyers have made yet another call up and will be giving another prospect an NHL debut possibly:
Kase, now 22 years old, had played in both the SHL (Sweden’s top division) and the Extraliga, the top division in his native Czech Republic, before joining the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in 2018-19. He scored 23 points in 40 games during his first season in North America, and has 6 points (3 goals and 3 assists) in 21 games this current season in the AHL. His older brother, Ondrej, plays for the Anaheim Ducks and has 12 points in 25 NHL games this season.
Kase, a winger who primary plays the right side, will wear #72 and he could slot into a bottom six role given Konecny’s absence. If so, the Flyers will likely shift James Van Riemsdyk into the top six. Kase is described as a small, speedy winger with a high compete level and an NHL ready fearlessness.
It is unknown at this point whether or not Kase will play against the Avalance in tonight’s game, as Alain Vigneault said earlier he was not anticipating a call up. If Kase sits, Chris Stewart will likely dress as the 12th forward.