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Giroux unlikely to play tomorrow versus Caps

Dec 12, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT

Claude Giroux AP

Add another star to the concussion watch. The NHL’s leading scorer, Claude Giroux, is unlikely to play tomorrow when his Flyers take on the Capitals in Washington.

“Claude is continuing to feel better,” said Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. “He will not travel with the team (Monday) and will be seen by our doctor again tomorrow (Tuesday).”

Giroux was hurt Saturday against the Lightning when he took a knee in the head courtesy teammate Wayne Simmonds.

Perhaps Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov summed it best when asked about Giroux’s injury.

“Oh my God,” Bryzgalov said, as per “That’s bad. I hope it’s nothing serious, because he’s a big part of our team and he’s one of our best players.”

Giroux has 39 points, three more than the league’s second highest scorer, Toronto’s Phil Kessel.

  1. lsxphotog - Dec 12, 2011 at 5:32 PM


  2. Jeff - Dec 12, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    It is a shame when the league’s leading scorer and superstar, Sidney Crosby, are out due to head injuries.

  3. jpelle82 - Dec 12, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    i guess crosby and giroux have more in common than we thought, maybe max talbot was on to something after all

  4. hague507 - Dec 13, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Sorry the guy possibly has such a serious injury, but glad he won’t be on the ice tonight.

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