The news could have been worse but try telling that to the Flyers.
Already down a handful of regular players when they started a three-game road trip last week, the team learned on Tuesday it will be without the services of both Travis Konecny and Scott Laughton for up to two weeks.
Konecny, the team’s leading scorer, suffered an upper-body injury in a collision with Boston’s David Pastrnak last Thursday night at TD Garden. Konecny appeared to injure his right hand on the play.
General manager Chuck Fletcher said Konecny is expected to be out of action for “10 to 14 days.’’
Laughton was hurt on a violent body check by Montreal’s Kaiden Guhle during Saturday night’s game in Canada. Laughton’s head appeared to hit the ice on the play.
On Tuesday the Flyers recalled forward Jackson Cates from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Fletcher provided other updates on the following injured players:
>Cam Atkinson (upper-body injury) remains out on a week-to-week basis.
>James van Riemsdyk (fractured left index finger) expected to return in about two weeks.
>Wade Allison (hip pointer/oblique muscle strain) could be out approximately two to three weeks.
>Sean Couturier (back revision surgery) will not return for at least another two to three months.
>Bobby Brink (hip surgery on July 21) could be back in about another month.
The Flyers, struggling in a seven-game (0-5-2) winless streak, return to action on Wednesday night when they visit the Washington Capitals.