Konecny (lower-body) will return to the Flyers lineup on Saturday.
Konecny has been sidelined since February 6th, but will return to the lineup tonight in Washington. Konecny has had a nice rookie season, scoring seven goals and 15 assists (22 points) in 51 games. Konecny will likely replace Dale Weise or Matt Read in the lineup.
The Flyers have placed Travis Konecny (lower-body) on IR.
Konecny was already slated to miss 4-6 weeks, so his movement to IR was simply a formality to create a roster spot for the Flyers to recall Jordan Weal from Lehigh Valley (AHL). Konecny is expected to be out until at least early-to-mid March.
Konecny sat out as a healthy scratch for two games and then got hurt after playing just 8:13 TOI in his return to the lineup last night. Konecny will miss at least one month and will be replaced by Matt Read on Thursday.
Konecny had two assists in St. Louis on Wednesday, but will sit tonight in San Jose. Konecny has had a solid rookie season, but will come out of the lineup tonight and Michael Raffl will be back in the lineup.
Konecny has made the Flyers’ opening night roster.
Konecny, 19, was the 24th overall selection in 2015 and made the Flyers’ opening night roster following a great training camp. Konecny had 101 points (30G / 71A) in 60 games between the Ottawa 67’s and Sarnia Sting (OHL) last year and will star this year in the Flyers’ top-6 on a line with Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek.