In Wednesday’s 6-3 loss to the Blues, Flyers rookie Travis Konecny had a pair of assists — just his second multi-point game of the year — and finished plus-1 in over 16 minutes of ice time.
Tonight, he’ll follow that up… with a seat in the press box.
Konecny will be a healthy scratch when the Flyers take on the Sharks in San Jose, head coach Dave Hakstol confirmed:
Konecny, a 19-year-old rookie, has been a big part of Philly’s success this year. He has four goals and 18 points while appearing in all 37 games — so yes, this healthy scratch will be his first of the season — and averages just under 15 minutes per night.
The timing might be odd, given Konecny’s production last game, but Hakstol is a big advocate of sitting guys out so they can learn by watching. He did the same with Michael Del Zotto and Shayne Gostisbehere earlier this season.