Flyers Injury Update
Claude Giroux has been progressing since suffering a concussion. | (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose)
Bad news has befallen the Philadelphia Flyers for a good portion of the season. The team has suffered four concussions–none the result of foul plays, they have lost their top scorer and defenseman, and have had to call up a number of rookies just to fill the void.
It’s time for some good news for a change.
CSN’s Tim Panaccio reported today that Sean Couturier has been released from Pennsylvania Hospital. He underwent several examinations after being struck on the side of the head by a shot from defenseman Kimmo Timonen during yesterday’s game against the Boston Bruins. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has listed Couturier day-to-day with a head injury, this according to a release from the team.
Couturier will not be joining the Flyers as they have headed out west for a couple of road games, and it is still unknown exactly when he will return.
Also, the Flyers have announced that Claude Giroux has joined the team as they head out west. Claude Giroux was photographed skating with the team this afternoon in a yellow, non-contact jersey. Giroux–also injured as a result of ‘friendly fire’–suffered a concussion after taking a knee to the back of the head by forward Wayne Simmonds on December 10. He is listed with an indefinite return time.