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Konecny out indefinitely for Flyers with concussion

Forward injured against Senators, leads Philadelphia in scoring

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Travis Konecny is out indefinitely for the Philadelphia Flyers because of a concussion.

The 22-year-old forward was injured on a hit by Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki with 2:22 remaining in the first period of the Flyers' 4-3 win at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

Konecny leads the Flyers with 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 30 games this season. The No. 24 pick of the 2015 NHL Draft, Konecny has 152 points (70 goals, 82 assists) in 263 games.

"He's been our best scorer," Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said Monday. "He's found a way to contribute not just offensively but he's been playing well defensively. We'd been using him 5-on-5, on the power play. It's going to give an opportunity to someone else to get a bigger role and more ice time."

Vigneault said he hadn't thought about what his lines could look like without Konecny. The Flyers dedicated their on-ice time Monday to skills work rather than a traditional practice.

Flyers forward Joel Farabee missed practice Monday to have his wisdom teeth removed. Forward Oskar Lindblom, who is tied with Konecny for the Flyers lead with 11 goals, missed practice for a maintenance day. Defenseman Philippe Myers left early with a recurrence of the back spasms that forced him to miss the final 3:43 of the third period against the Senators.

The Flyers next play the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on "Wednesday Night Hockey" (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN), the start of a three-game road trip, and Vigneault said as of now Konecny will not travel.

Vigneault said there were no plans to call up any players from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League but any other roster decisions would be made Tuesday. Chris Stewart, who last played Nov. 16, is the only other healthy forward on the roster. Robert Hagg, who was scratched Saturday, is the Flyers' extra defenseman.

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