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Flyers’ Bourdon skating, still dealing with concussion symptoms

Sep 15, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

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This season is supposed to be the one Flyers defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon challenges for a full-time role on the blue line. Instead, he’s trying to bounce back a concussion suffered last year that ended his season.

Tim Panaccio of spoke with the almost 24-year-old blue liner and finds out that while he’s back skating, he’s still dealing with issues stemming from his injury.

“Every time I skated with the guys [in August] and there was contact and stuff, it was just bad luck and I had symptoms. I can’t have the contact if I am still having symptoms,” Bourdon said.

Bourdon played in just 17 games last year for the AHL Adirondack Phantoms thanks to his injury. GM Paul Holmgren says he’s “day-to-day” but he’s already announced Bourdon will start the season on long-term injured reserve.

Considering how banged up the Flyers defensive corps was last season, having all the depth you can goes a long way. Going without Bourdon won’t be helpful to Philly in anyway.

  1. mcphillthy - Sep 15, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Going without Bourdon won’t be helpful to Philly in anyway.’
    Gee thanks for that tidbit of info.
    Poor MAB. I wish you a faster and complete recovery.

  2. blackandorangeforlife - Sep 15, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Considering the depth at D right now why is he skating?….I mean if he still has symptoms then it makes no sense!

  3. mclovinhockey - Sep 15, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Recent rumours say Philly may move a D to the canes but the canes want to see that D play a few preseason games. I think it’s because the D missed most of last year due to an injury… So MAB or Mez might be the D they are talking about.

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