No Claude Giroux At Practice

12 Dec

VOORHEES, N.J. — It would have been a surprise if he was on the ice, but Claude Giroux wasn’t on Monday morning for team practice. As expected, the Flyers are holding him out after he was hit in the head on Saturday night by Wayne Simmonds’ right knee and left the game. General manager Paul Holmgren said that he didn’t have headaches after the game and that on Sunday he was feeling better.

Giroux, the NHL’s leading point scorer, will be re-evaluated on Monday for his head injury.

While everyone in the hockey world anxiously awaits the latest update, nothing at this point can be too concrete. Brayden Schenn is currently out with a mild concussion, but he felt fine shortly after his hit too. He also wasn’t on the ice on Monday.

“I know he got hit in the nose in the game in Phoenix just below his nose, continued to play in the game, felt fine on the way home,” recalled Holmgren recently. “I think we had an offday the next day, came in Monday he didn’t feel great. We kept him off the ice. We checked Tuesday, did an ImPACT test, passed that, went out for practice, felt pretty good halfway through practice and comes off after the end of practice and ‘I don’t feel great.’ So, we’ve got to shut him down. Those are the rules and that’s what we’re dealing with.”

The Flyers are expected to provide an update at some point on Monday.

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