Flyers’ leading scorer Travis Konecny left the first period of Saturday’s game against Ottawa following a collision with burly Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki.
Coach Alain Vigneault said afterward Konecny had an upper-body injury and that he’d have more information on Monday.
Konecny was flattened at center ice with a little more than two minutes left in the period by Borowiecki, who has 30 pounds on Konecny. He stayed down on the ice for a few minutes before going up the tunnel as the Flyers beat Ottawa, 4-3.
There was no penalty on the play, but it ignited a chippy string of hits that culminated in Jake Voracek’s fight with Nick Paul. Early in the second, Joel Farabee dropped the gloves with Jean-Gabriel Pageau.
The 22-year-old forward signed a 6-year, $33 million contract in September as the team committed to making him a cornerstone of the franchise. He has been playing on the top line with Claude Giroux and has been a catalyst in the team’s solid start.
Defenseman Phil Myers left the game late with back spasms, but Vigneault said he “should be all right.”
The Flyers are off Sunday and do not play again until Wednesday at Colorado.