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Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Dec 13, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

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The NHL’s leading scorer, Claude Giroux, is out indefinitely with a concussion.

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced the news this morning on the team’s website.

“Claude reported not feeling very good today,” said Holmgren. “Over the past few days, his symptoms have gradually gotten worse. He will be out indefinitely with a concussion.”

Giroux suffered the injury Saturday when he was accidentally kneed in the head by teammate Wayne Simmonds in a game against the Lightning.

Philadelphia is also minus defenseman Chris Pronger, who’s out indefinitely with “concussion-like symptoms.”

Winners of five straight, the Flyers play tonight in Washington, Thursday in Montreal and return home Saturday for a game against the Bruins.

Losing Giroux will hurt, but Philly’s got enough talent up front to get by without him in the short term. Hopefully the short term is all they’ll need to worry about.

  1. rexadelphia8 - Dec 13, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    G dam this blows. I don’t want to deal with Crosby bull sh

  2. lsxphotog - Dec 13, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Damn it.

  3. philly4lyfe - Dec 13, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Really hoping these injuries don’t start to catch up with us when it looks like we are starting to hit our stride. Already without our top d-man, now losing our leading scorer, both indefinitely. And bryz has been dealing with a lower body injury as well. If he goes out, I think well be in trouble without our #1 d-man, our #1 center/scorer, and our #1 goalie.

    • jpelle82 - Dec 13, 2011 at 2:17 PM

      welcome to my world….go pens

  4. bigbear42 - Dec 13, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Looks like Talbot was more right than he knew when he compared Giroux to Crosby
    (Sorry, I couldnt help bringing it up)

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