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Flyers’ Bourdon (post-concussion) cleared for contact

Jan 19, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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The Flyers haven’t been able to count on defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon this season due to his problems with post-concussion syndrome. After months of being unable to do much of anything, Bourdon has been cleared for contact.

Tim Riday of shares that Bourdon will begin a conditioning stint with the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL and he’s eager to put his concussion troubles behind him.

“My brain was OK. It’s been a long time that my brain is fine. I don’t know how long, but everything that was left was related to peripheral stuff and that’s why it took so long.”

Bourdon spent last season in the AHL playing 17 games before getting hurt. Two seasons ago he made his NHL debut with the Flyers playing in 45 games. He’s still young and now that his troubles are seemingly behind him, the Flyers will have a bit more depth on the blue line.

  1. isithockeyseasonyet - Jan 19, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Good for him, I was starting to think he was done for career…good luck MAB

  2. mcphillthy - Jan 19, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Great news having MAB back!! I was worried he was done, too. He was very impressive before he got hurt

  3. matthewmacisaac - Jan 19, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    He isn’t a flashy defenseman, but he is very solid. I, too, thought he was probably done for his career. I hope this is the last of this type of injury for him so he can add to the Flyers defensive depth. It probably won’t help them for a while since he still has to get into “hockey shape”. It’ll be great to see him back in the line-up.

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