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Report: Claude Giroux suffers minor neck injury in Germany

Nov 17, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT

Claude Giroux, Andy Greene AP

Claude Giroux hurt his neck playing for Eisbaren Berlin in Germany on Friday, but CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio reports that Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren was told it’s not serious.

The timeline for his return to action is a bit fuzzy at this point, yet the talented forward indicates that it’s not a significant injury.

In fact, Giroux could be back to practice as soon as Tuesday, according to Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Perhaps things might change with further evaluation, but so far, it looks like Flyers fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

  1. id4joey - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    More collateral damage. All these injuries to players overseas is going to hurt the NHL when the league activities resume.

  2. xxakshunxx - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    im pretty unfamiliar with alot of the overseas contracts.. are these players gettin medical/health insurance from the contracts they sign or are they paying it themselves? either way im sure some of the nhl contracts have outs if players get hurt bad enough in another league if something like this were to happen.

    • ucaneverscorenoughgoals - Nov 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

      I can’t speak to all the paticulars but I know that most of the big money players that have gone overseas have taken out insurance policies on themselves that protect them from they’re NHL teams severing ties with them if they are injured.

      An example of this is that it would cost 400,000 dollars a month to insure crosby because of the size of his NHL contract and his concussion history.

  3. sjsharks66 - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Crosby strikes again!

  4. bigoldorcafromvan - Nov 17, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    I am sure if this player got hurt in Philly like that Shanny would be handy out a suspension.

  5. antkowiak666 - Nov 18, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    …..and Flyers fans hold their breath….

  6. eyeh8goodell - Nov 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Yep, must be Crosby’s fault.

  7. hank10 - Nov 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    “General manager Paul Holmgren told CSNPhilly.com Saturday that the club doesn’t believe the injury to be serious.”

    The same Paul Holmgren who said Chris Pronger was out because of flu-like systems and will be back soon? Suuuuure.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Nov 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM

      This is completely different. Pronger had been hit in the face multiple times.

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