F - PHI
Travis Konecny scored twice to lead the Flyers to a 4-1 victory over the visiting LA Kings at the Wells Fargo Center Saturday night.
Konecny, a first time All Star this season, now has 17 goals and 25 assists in 46 games to lead the Flyers.
Flyers forward Travis Konecny will return to the lineup tonight after missing the previous three games with a concussion. The team had gone 0-3-0 with only five goals scored in his absence.
The Flyers will get their leading scorer back after struggling offensively in his absence. A team that was hitting its stride before the injury, the Flyers just completed a miserable road trip that produced less than two goals per game and an 0-3-0 record. Konecny will return to his RW spot on the top line.
Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny has signed a six-year extension with an average annual value of $5.5 million.
Travis Konecny is coming off of his third season in the NHL that saw him put up 24 goals and 25 assists for 49 points; almost identical to his 24 goals and 47 points from the season prior in 2017-18. Konecny has proven he can be a decent contributor with limited opportunity, as he only averaged 15:16 of ice-time last season (a career-high). Even more encouraging is that of the 48 goals Konecny has posted in the past two seasons, 43 have come at even strength. The Flyers certainly have some high-end weapons, with the Giroux's, Voracek's and Couturier's of the world, and this extension exemplifies the commitment the Flyers have to the young Konecny riding shotgun with them. He has proven he has a solid fantasy floor with minimal even-strength minutes, so he could be a very nice buy if he earns himself some more ice-time.
Travis Konecny scored for the second time in as many games during Monday's victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
Konency scored at the end of the second period to give the Flyers the lead, and that goal stood as the game-winner. He also assisted on James Van Riemsdyk's goal in the third period. Konency has been playing better lately but remains just a depth option for fantasy owners.
Travis Konecny broke a 13-game scoreless drought on Saturday against the Flames. It was his second straight game with a point.
Konecny is performing at just under his pace from last year, when he finished with 47 points. The former first round pick (24th overall) has been quiet over the last month. He still has a place in fantasy lineups, but those in shallower leagues should seek better options on the waiver wire.