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Anaheim 4-6-2 in past 12; Konecny returns from concussion for Philadelphia

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

DUCKS (14-15-4) at FLYERS (17-11-5)

7 p.m. ET; NBCSP, PRIME, NHL.TV

 

The Game

Travis Konecny will return for the Philadelphia Flyers when they host the Anaheim Ducks at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.

The forward, who leads the Flyers with 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists), missed Philadelphia's three-game road trip with a concussion sustained against the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 7. The Flyers went 0-3-0 on the trip and were outscored 14-5.

The Ducks are 2-1-0 in their past three games but are 4-6-2 in their past 12. 

 

Players to watch

Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in his past 13 games and 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in an 11-game point streak against Philadelphia.

Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past six games.

 

They said it

"As long as you feel that you've been playing well and creating chances and the team is winning, for me, it doesn't matter at all. For me, it's all about the team getting into the playoffs and playing some playoff hockey." -- Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm on scoring his first goal of the season against the New York Rangers on Saturday

"He's a big piece to our team, brings energy and skill. He's one of our top players. Any time you get at guy like that back ... it's going to be a boost for us for sure." -- Flyers forward Claude Giroux on forward Travis Konecny

 

Ducks projected lineup

Devin Shore -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Ondrej Kase

Rickard Rakell -- Adam Henrique -- Jakob Silfverberg

Max Comtois -- Sam Steel -- Troy Terry

Nicolas Deslauriers -- Derek Grant -- Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson

Cam Fowler -- Erik Gudbranson

Jacob Larsson -- Michael Del Zotto

John Gibson

Ryan Miller

Scratched: Korbinian Holzer, Sam Carrick

Injured: Nick Ritchie (knee)

 

Flyers projected lineup

Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Travis Konecny

James van Riemsdyk -- Kevin Hayes -- Nicolas Aube-Kubel

David Kase -- Morgan Frost -- Jakub Voracek

Andy Andreoff -- Mikhail Vorobyev -- Chris Stewart

Ivan Provorov -- Matt Niskanen

Travis Sanheim -- Justin Braun

Shayne Gostisbehere -- Robert Hagg

Carter Hart

Brian Elliott

Scratched: Philippe Myers

Injured: Nolan Patrick (migraine disorder), Michael Raffl (finger), Scott Laughton (groin), Tyler Pitlick (concussion), Oskar Lindblom (Ewing's sarcoma)

Suspended: Joel Farabee

 

Status report

The Ducks did not hold a morning skate. … Carrick, a center, and Larsson were recalled from San Diego of the American Hockey League on Monday; defenseman Josh Mahura was sent to the AHL. ... Brothers Ondrej and David Kase will play against each other for the first time in the NHL. ... Andreoff was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the AHL, and forward Carsen Twarynski was sent to the AHL. ... Lindblom, who was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, on Friday, is expected to be evaluated by specialists at University of Pennsylvania this week to determine a course of treatment. The 23-year-old forward is not expected to play again this season.

 

Stat pack

Silfverberg has four points (two goals, two assists) ina four-game point streak. ... Couturier has 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 12 games against the Ducks.

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