Slumping Flyers lose Konecny for 4-6 weeks


Philly’s struggling offense took another hit on Tuesday, as GM Ron Hextall announced rookie forward Travis Konecny would miss the next 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.

The injury occurred in last night’s shutout loss to the Blues.

Konecny, 19, is in the midst of a solid rookie campaign, with seven goals and 22 points through 51 games. Though he did sit as a healthy scratch recently, Konecny remains tied for fifth on the team in points with fellow rookie Ivan Provorov.

Philly has just 12 goals in its last nine games and have been shut out in back-to-back contests, so losing any offensive contributor stings.

This injury, though, could have more ramifications — the Flyers are fighting for a playoff spot, and Konecny will now be out until after the trade deadline.

If his recovery takes four weeks, that puts him on track for a Mar. 7 return against Buffalo. If it goes the full six, he’s looking at a Mar. 21 tilt against Winnipeg.

Konecny averages 14:36 TOI, so it’s a decent-sized hole to fill.