The Philadelphia Flyers suffered two significant injuries Saturday night when it lost forwards Tyler Pitlick and Scott Laughton to undisclosed injuries. Neither player joined the team on its flight to Winnipeg Saturday night, leaving the team short two forwards. The Flyers announced several moves, which also includes the recall of two AHL forwards, Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Carsen Twarynski from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, both of whom have already left to meet the team in Winnipeg before their game Sunday.
Konecny is out indefinitely with a concussion he suffered last Saturday against Ottawa on an open-ice hit from Mark Borowiecki. Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma Friday and is expected to miss the season, while Morin tore the ACL in his right knee and is also expected to sit out the rest of the season. Those are serious injuries as Konecny has 11 goals and 28 points in 30 games, while Lindblom was having a breakout season with 11 goals and 18 points in 30 games.
The Flyers announced that Laughton went down with a groin injury, while Pitlick suffered a concussion. Both could be out for a little bit, which is why the team is bringing in Aube-Kubel and Twarynski. This will be Aube-Kubel’s first recall to Philadelphia this season. The 23-year-old played nine games with the Flyers last season, but failed to register a point. He has appeared in 26 games with Lehigh Valley this year, scoring five goals and eight points. Twarynski has already seen 14 games of NHL action this season, scoring one goal. He has two goals and three points in 12 with the Phantoms.