Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny did not return to Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senators after a violent collision with Mark Borowiecki.
Late in the first, Borowiecki caught Konecny up high in the neutral zone just after he deflected a pass into Phladelphia’s attacking zone. The 22-year-old star remained on the ice for a few minutes before leaving under his own power and exiting to the Flyers locker room.
The play instigated a series of hard-hitting body checks between both teams that culminated with two fights; Jakub Vorachek and Nick Paul dropped the gloves at the end of the first period and Flyers rookie Joel Farabee earned his first career fight against Jean-Gabriel Pageau.
No penalty was called on the play. Borowiecki also left the game early, but returned during the second period.
Konecny had scored his 11th goal of the season to open the game’s scoring early in the first period. He now has 28 points in 30 games played — which leads all Philadelphia forwards.
The Flyers have not yet provided an update on the 22-year-old winger’s status.