Hopefully it is not a big deal. However, during last night’s game against the Calgary Flames, Travis Konecny had to leave the game early due to injury. The Flyers forward left with an “upper body injury” during the second period and did not return to action.
Konecny was checked in the back by Calgary defender MacKenzie Weegar. Konecny took a hard spill as you can see here:
He curls up on the ice and is real slow getting up. He will be reevaluated today. As of right now, it is not clear if he will play against the Edmonton Oilers.
As the top scorer for the Flyers, he will be greatly missed if he misses the Oilers’ game, as well as any others. This also comes with some poor timing for Philly; although it is never good when your top player is hurt.
Konency scored a hat trick against the Capitals in early January. He then went over a month without scoring another goal. As he went cold, so did the rest of the team. On Sunday, he finally woke up. And while the Flyers still lost to the Vancouver Canucks, he scored two goals in the loss.
Likewise, he scored a goal and added an assist in the victory over Calgary. Konecny has found his scoring touch again and the Flyers have been the better for it.
This is also not the first time he’s been injured this season. Konecny missed some games in November and December after getting injured against the Bruins. This also coincided with the Flyers’ 10 game losing streak as well.
The Flyers, who have the NHL’s worst power play, unit could use his firepower on offense; especially against a high powered team like Edmonton. Likewise, the Flyers return from their road trip and face off against Montreal on Friday and New Jersey on Saturday. They will then face the Rangers on Wednesday next week in their last game before the trade deadline.
For the Flyers, who have struggled mightily on offense this year, this is not what they need right now. We’ll find out later how serious the injury is.