The Philadelphia Flyers are officially back to full strength. After three weeks of postponements, limbo, and quarantines, the Flyers have no more players on the NHL COVID Protocol list. Travis Konecny was removed from the list on Sunday.
Travis Konecny was placed on the COVID list two weeks ago and the rest of the Flyers players on the list came off after two weeks. It was assumed that Konecny would be removed from the list on Sunday, but it’s always good to get the confirmation.
The Flyers have shown just how good they can be when they’re at full strength. Since getting Claude Giroux back, they are 3-0 and outscoring their opponents 10-3.
Of course, those three goals against all came when the Flyers still had an AHL fourth line on Wednesday night. They shut out the Sabres 3-0 in both games this weekend after the returns of Justin Braun, Scott Laughton, Oskar Lindblom, and Jakub Voracek.
The road ahead
Konecny will assumably return to the lineup for Tuesday night’s game in Pittsburgh. The Flyers have a three-game set with the Penguins this week. All three games are in Pittsburgh with days off in between. The Flyers and Penguins will face off on Tuesday and Thursday nights as well as Saturday afternoon.
The Flyers are in the midst of a six-games-in-nine-days stretch. They have two games, both wins, out of the way, with four games in six days coming up. After their Saturday afternoon game in Pittsburgh, they return home to host the Washington Capitals on Sunday night.
Getting Travis Konecny back will be a huge boost for the Flyers and now there is only one player across the league on the COVID list. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come.
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