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Flyers injury updates on Travis Konecny, Scott Laughton, more

Flyers injury updates on Travis Konecny, Scott Laughton, more

Flyers injury updates on Travis Konecny, Scott Laughton, more

The beleaguered Flyers will lose two more forwards as they try to stop their growing losing streak.

Travis Konecny, the club’s leading scorer, is expected to miss 10 to 14 days with an upper-body injury. The 25-year-old winger has been out for the last two games after suffering the injury last Thursday against the Bruins. He came out of the Flyers’ 4-1 loss in the second period, staring at his right-hand box.

Scott Laughton is expected to be out for about two weeks with an upper body strain. The club placed him on injured reserve on Tuesday. The 28-year-old alternate captain left last Saturday’s game after taking a big hit in the third period and was ruled out for Monday’s game.

The Flyers lost their seventh straight game on Monday with a 5-2 loss to the Flames at the Wells Fargo Center. They were without Konecny, Laughton, Cam Atkinson (upper body), James van Riemsdyk (broken finger), Sean Couturier (back) and Wade Allison (oblique/hip).

Ten of the Flyers’ 12 forwards in Monday’s lineup had fewer than 200 games of NHL experience. Jackson Cates was called up from AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

The Flyers have scored just 2.14 goals per game during their 0-5-2 skid. The Flyers knew they weren’t going to light up the scoreboard this season. Injuries up front have now starved them of attack.

Atkinson, van Riemsdyk and Couturier have two seasons of 30 or more goals to their names. Konecny ​​is arguably the Flyers’ most talented playmaker, Laughton is the team’s Swiss Army Knife, and Allison possesses one of the best shots in the organization.

If the Flyers are looking for positives, it’s that their solid 7-3-2 start has them 7-8-4 overall and the most recent injuries don’t appear to be long-term.

As for the rest of the injuries:

Atkinson, who has yet to play this season, is week-to-week.

Allison is expected back in about two to three weeks.

Van Riemsdyk, who has been out since late October, could return in early to mid-December.

Couturier, who underwent a second back surgery in late October, remains on his three-to-four month recovery schedule.

The Flyers are looking at a tough stretch with three games in four days. They visit the Capitals on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET/TNT), host the Penguins on Black Friday (5:30 p.m. ET/TNT) and quickly hit the road to play the Islanders on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSP). ).

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