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PHT Morning Skate: Flyers’ Bourdon recovering from concussion

Jul 9, 2013, 7:16 AM EDT

Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins carries the puck against Marc-Andre Bourdon #43 of the Philadelphia Flyers on January 22, 2012 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(January 21, 2012 - Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

It looks like Georges Laraque, who enjoyed a 695 game NHL career, will attempt to run for office in Canada. (The Globe and Mail)

Top Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Slater Koekkoek has already gone through two reconstructive shoulder surgeries, but he’s still optimistic about his future. (Tampa Tribune)

23-year-old defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon is progressing in his recovery from a concussion. The Philadelphia Flyers prospect isn’t experiencing headaches anymore and he’s optimistic about his chances of being cleared for contact in the near future. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

John Hayden was taken by Chicago in the third round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He’s attending his first Blackhawks training camp and is blogging about his experiences. (

Nelson Emerson, the Los Angeles Kings’ head of player development, talks about the team’s development camp. (LA Kings Insider)

20-year-old forward Phillip Danault will be fighting for a roster spot with the Chicago Blackhawks during training camp. (CSN Chicago)

  1. phillies816 - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Great news for Bourdon. Now I want to know when Flyers GM Paul Holmgren will recover from his concussion.

    • flyers22 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:02 AM

      Your a dumba$$ go back to watching baseball holmgren has done a great job this team is a serious cup contender if they stay healthy

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:31 AM

        *You’re a dumb***. Go back to watching baseball. Holmgren has done a debatable job. This team still isn’t a Cup contender but we’ll keep deluding ourselves like always, even if they stay healthy.


      • Habib Marwan - Jul 9, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        shore up the defense a little bit more and these 2 goalies prove to be steady and can steal a few games the you’re at least a playoff team … and we all know once you make the playoffs…. anythign can happen no matter how flukey it can be

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jul 9, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        You can debate some of Holmgrens past moves, but, just this offseason, his moves have been good to great. The team will be much improved. Time will tell how much of a contender they are, however, I’m very confident this is atleast a playoff team.

  2. laxman1944 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Glad to hear he is doing well.

    But I fear he is just one more bad hit away from a concussion forced retirement.

    Shame because he is a pretty good prospect.

  3. biasedhomer - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    What’s it been? Over a year since he’s played due to the concussion effects? I think its best if he stays away from hockey.

    • laxman1944 - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      Totally agree…’s not worth it….See: Primeau….Pronger…etc.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jul 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM

        Well it’s easier for them bc they’re set financially. Not that it’s all about money but Bourdon has been focused seriously on hockey since he was 12 or so, he probably doesn’t have many desirable skills for this job market. Health is priority #1, but I’m sure it’s his dream (and the money doesn’t hurt).

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