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Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny has signed a six-year extension with an average annual value of $5.5 million. (Source: Dave Isaac on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Transactions


Restricted free-agent Ivan Provorov has agreed to a contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers. The deal is for six years and will pay the defenseman $40.5 million. (Source: Elliotte Friedman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Provorov recorded just 27 points and -16 rating in 2018-19, which was quite disappointing after what was a very encouraging sophomore season that resulted in 41 points and a +17. This regression clearly wasn't all on Provorov though, as much of the Flyers also took a step back. Just look at Shane Gostisbehere, who dropped from 65 to 37 points a season ago. Provorov feels like one of those players that is better in real life than in fantasy. He'll play his low-to-mid-20s shutdown minutes on your top pair, but he's not needed on the Flyers power-play. However, he's a very solid depth defenseman in fantasy leagues that record hits and blocks, as he's a consistent contributor that is not a black-hole offensively.

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Sean Couturier had two assists against the Capitals.

Fantasy Impact: Couturier's two assists put him up to 36 assists and 63 points through 65 games played. He's 13 points away from a career high, it's been a good year for him.

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Shayne Gostisbehere recorded an assist in a loss against the Kings on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Gostisbehere's assist was his 17th of the season and 22nd point overall. He's had an off year, he'll see the Ducks next.

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Claude Giroux grabbed two assists in a loss against the Kings on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Giroux's two assists brought him up to 42 assists and 58 points on the season.

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Carter Hart helped the Flyers extend their winning streak to seven on Saturday against the Oilers.

Fantasy Impact: The Flyers' rally helped Hart get his personal winning streak to five. Philadelphia has done a complete turnaround from a month ago and are rolling right now. Hart is definitely worth starting while they are on this run.

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Jakub Voracek helped the Flyers rally to a 5-4 win over Edmonton by assisting on three goals.

Fantasy Impact: He has 13 points (1 goal, 12 assists) in his last 10 games. Fantasy owners would like to see a few more of those be goals, but they're still plenty of points. He's up to 42 points in 51 games and should be started every night.

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Nolan Patrick lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-4 victory over the Oilers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Patrick's goal came at the end of a tiring overtime shift, but his shot beat Cam Talbot for his 10th goal of the season. The goal snapped a three-game pointless drought and the forward now has 18 points in 45 games.

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Anthony Stolarz stopped all 38 shots he faced in Philadelphia's 1-0 victory on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: This could end up being Stolarz's best game of the season. His numbers have not been good at all, but he looked superb in this one.

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Oskar Lindblom scored 1:40 into Tuesday's game, and that was it. No more goals were scored as the Flyers shut out the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Lindblom has four points over his last three games after just one point in 20 games prior. He's not worth rostering in a majority of leagues.

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James Van Riemsdyk scored a late third-period goal to help lift the Flyers past the Jets on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: That's seven goals in the last six games for Van Riemsdyk, who has found a nice groove. He won't get near his totals from last season, but he does make for a solid option in DFS. He should also be owned and started in redraft leagues.

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Philip Varone opened the scoring in Monday's win over the Jets, recording his second goal of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Varone has just two points in 19 games with the Flyers this season. It was nice to see, but he should only be owned in extremely deep leagues.

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Radko Gudas recorded two helpers in a 7-4 win over Minnesota on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Gudas' two-point effort was his first since his third game of the season, when he had three. Fantasy owners should consider these points as a bonus since Gudas mostly helps in league that count penalty minutes.

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Scott Laughton snapped a seven-game point drought with three assists in a 7-4 win over Minnesota on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Laughton has four multi-point games this season, but this is the first time he's ever recorded three points in a game. Despite his big performance, he's not one to find the scoresheet very often.

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Wayne Simmonds netted his 14th and 15th goals of the season in Philadelphia's 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: It was a wild game with 11 goals, and Simmonds was able to grab a couple of them. It was his first multi-point game since October 16th, after he had three of them in the team's opening six games. Simmonds has not been consistent this year, nor has he been performing as well as previous years. He's still a solid option, but tender your expectations for the 30-year-old.

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Mike McKenna was on the losing end of a 5-3 decision during Tuesday's game against Washington.

Fantasy Impact: McKenna had a tough go once again on Tuesday, allowing four goals on 25 shots for his fifth loss of the season. He's allowed 17 goals over his last four starts and should not be an option in any leagues. The Flyers are having a very difficult time finding the win column, and their goaltenders should be avoided for the time being.

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Travis Sanheim opened the scoring during Saturday's overtime loss to the Calgary Flames.

Fantasy Impact: Sanheim's ownership level is pretty low, but those in deep leagues may have received a bonus as the defenseman tallied a goal on Saturday. Sanheim had over 25 minutes of ice time and is up to four goals and nine assists this season.

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Michal Neuvirth's struggles continued on Thursday as he allowed five goals on 28 shots in a loss to Carolina.

Fantasy Impact: He's only played in seven games this season, but he's allowed 15 goals in his last four contests. Neuvirth is definitely better than this, but even as a backup, he needs to find his game before he can be trusted in both real life and fantasy. Carter Hart should see a majority of the work until the Flyers or Neuvirth find a solution.

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Michael Raffl netted his first goal since April 7th on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: A former 20-goal scorer, Raffl has been very quiet offensively, but was finally rewarded on Sunday. He's a player who shouldn't be owned in many leagues as it's tough to envision him contributing on a consistent basis.

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Dale Weise picked up a really nice short-handed goal off a feed from Laughton in the Flyers' big win over the Penguins on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Weise holds a lot of value for the Flyers' special teams, but as for fantasy he is not much of use. He is not worth any looks in fantasy leagues.

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