Hextall confirms Provorov, Konecny will start season with Flyers
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The Philadelphia Flyers are making good use of their 2015 first-round picks.

General manager Ron Hextall confirmed Monday that defenseman Ivan Provorov - selected with the seventh pick - and forward Travis Konecny, - selected 24th overall - will both be on the opening night roster, with the intention of keeping them for the full season.

After putting forth strong preseasons, Hextall said both players have earned their positions on the big club.

"They're here. They made our team. This isn't a tryout," Hextall told Sam Carchidi of Philly.com. "If I felt like either player wasn't ready to be here the whole year, they wouldn't be here right now."

Konecny, after scoring 101 points in the OHL last year, netted six preseason points and is expected to skate on the second line alongside Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek.

Provorov, meanwhile, will be paired with veteran Mark Striet, and should see increased minutes with Michael Del Zotto injured.

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