Do your job. “Maybe it’s an overused term,’’ Flyers coach Dave Hakstol was saying after the morning skate before tonight’s home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. “But in an oversimplified way, that’s what it is.’’ Minutes earlier, his first-line right winger, his hottest player over the last two months, tried out the left foot that was struck by a puck in Tuesday night’s game, affecting his most noticeable asset – speed. Travis Konecny showed immediate discomfort and retired to the dressing room quickly, and while Hakstol did not rule him out for tonight’s game — “game-time decision,’’ he said — he was certainly mulling how to construct his lines in case Konecny is scratched. The most likely option is promoting Michael Raffl from the third line and activating Taylor Leier, who has been a healthy scratch over the last seven games. Rookie Oskar Lindblom, promoted for Tuesday’s game, can also play on the right wing, but it seems improbable that he would be asked to make that adjustment while still getting his feet wet.
'Do your job' credo has Flyers thriving
Philly.com | Feb 22