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by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor



GOLDEN KNIGHTS (1-4-0) at FLYERS (2-2-0)

1 p.m. ET; SN, NBCSP, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV



The Game

Travis Konecny will be a game-time decision for the Philadelphia Flyers against the Vegas Golden Knights at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

The 21-year-old forward left practice Friday after being hit in the right foot with a shot. General manager Ron Hextall did not have an update on his condition after practice.

The Golden Knights enter the final game of a five-game road trip having lost their past three. They did not lose more than three straight games at any point last regular season.



Players to watch
Golden Knights forward William Karlsson has four assists during a three-game point streak.

Flyers forward Scott Laughton has three goals in four games. He scored 10 goals in 81 games last season.



They said it
"We've got a good hockey team. We're playing OK. We're not playing well enough to win. We'll get over it, it's early in the season. We've got to make sure we put our head down and keep working hard." -- Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant

"You're not working in the board battles down low with their top guys, you're up at the wing. Once we get the puck we have a lot of leeway to take off and get going. I've enjoyed it there." -- Flyers forward Scott Laughton on his move from center to left wing



Golden Knights projected lineup

Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith

Max Pacioretty -- Erik Haula -- Tomas Nosek

Ryan Carpenter -- Cody Eakin -- Tomas Hyka

William Carrier -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- Ryan Reaves

Shea Theodore -- Deryk Engelland

Brayden McNabb -- Colin Miller

Jon Merrill -- Nick Holden

Marc-Andre Fleury

Malcolm Subban

Scratched: Brad Hunt, Oscar Lindberg

Injured: Paul Stastny (lower body), Alex Tuch (lower body)

Suspended: Nate Schmidt



Flyers projected lineup
Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Jakub Voracek

Oskar Lindblom -- Jordan Weal -- Travis Konecny

Scott Laughton -- Mikhail Vorobyev -- Wayne Simmonds

Michael Raffl -- Jori Lehtera -- Dale Weise

Ivan Provorov -- Shayne Gostisbehere

Robert Hagg -- Andrew MacDonald

Travis Sanheim -- Radko Gudas

Brian Elliott

Calvin Pickard

Scratched: Christian Folin

Injured: Michal Neuvirth (lower body), James van Riemsdyk (lower body), Nolan Patrick (upper body)



Status report
The Golden Knights had a full day off Friday. Defenseman Jake Bischoff was sent to Chicago of the American Hockey League… If Konecny can't play, the Flyers will have to recall a forward from Lehigh Valley of the AHL, or use 11 forwards and seven defensemen.



Stat pack
The Golden Knights have scored two goals in each of their first five games, and have allowed at least four goals in four of their five games. That includes a 5-2 loss to the Flyers at T-Mobile Arena on Oct. 4. … Voracek had an NHL career-best five points (two goals, three assists) in the Flyers' 7-4 win against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.