Flyers forward Ian Laperriere has a brain contusion and a mild concussion and is likely to miss the rest of the playoffs, general manager Paul Holmgren announced Tuesday evening.
“After seeing a couple different doctors both in Philadelphia yesterday and a specialist in Pittsburgh today, we’ve come to the understanding that Ian has a contusion of the brain, mild concussion and right now we’re going to list him as being out indefinitely,” Holmgren said.
Laperriere was hit with a slap shot above his right eye in the Game 5 victory over the Devils.
“I think this is significant," Holmgren said. "They saw a little spot there initially and I think they were hoping, like we all were, that it would dissipate a little bit, but after seeing the doctor yesterday and validating it again today – it kind of erased any optimism we had. Right now it’s not safe for Ian to play.”