Even before his four-assist game during yesterday's 7-0 dismantling of the Islanders, Jakub Voracek was quietly having a really, really solid start to this season.

He entered Monday's game against the Islanders tied for the team scoring lead with Brayden Schenn, and now holds that lead by himself -- with 15 points in 17 games, he sits two points ahead of Schenn, Claude Giroux, and Matt Read.

He's shown an ability to succeed with different pairs of linemates (Giroux/Read on Monday, Schenn and Tye McGinn before that), and he's also been very good when it comes to defense and controlling play/shot attempts.

So Jake is great, and has been great. We've seen that, and we know that. Knowing that, something seems wrong with the following chart. (All these numbers on a per-game basis, all through yesterday's game.)

So the team's leading scorer (and, really, its most impressive forward so far this season) is ranked sixth among the team's top 12 forwards in ice time per game and seventh at even strength, and is getting less ice time as a whole and at even strength than he was last year. That's all despite him having a very good year last year, and despite the Flyers having to replace two top-6 wingers from that team.

Anyone else see something wrong with this picture?

The best reason I can think of for Jake's inexplicably low ice time -- and as you'll see, it's not a very good one -- is that maybe Peter Laviolette is concerned about his defensive performance/results so far this season. Jake is a minus-4 in plus/minus and has been on the ice for 4.66 goals against per 60 minutes, both of which are a team-worst. Is there anything to really read into there?