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Archive: December, 2011

Could Pronger return for playoffs?

Friday, December 16, 2011, 8:47 AM
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren left the door open, ever so slightly, that injured defenseman Chris Pronger could return for the playoffs. On Thursday, Holmgren announced that Pronger will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs because of a concussion. Asked hypothetically on Friday what would happen... Read more

Pronger out for season

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 6:02 PM
MONTREAL _ In a stunning development, the Flyers will have to do without their captain and top defensive player, Chris Pronger, for the rest of the season and the playoffs because of post-concussion syndrome. The club made the grim announcement in a statement during the first period of Thursday's... Read more

Schenn, Lilja return to practice

Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 2:37 PM
MONTREAL _ For the first time since he suffered what the Flyers called a "mild concussion" on Dec. 3 against host Phoenix, rookie center Brayden Schenn practiced with the team on Wednesday. Schenn said he felt much improved, but that it was "unrealistic" that he would be ready to play Thursday in... Read more

Reviewing HBO's 24/7

Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 11:31 PM
By Marc Narducci The first installment of 24/7 Flyers-Rangers, Road To the Winter Classic on HBO leading up to the Jan. 2 Winter Classic between the two teams at Citizens Bank Park was an interesting behind-the-scenes look at both teams. There was nothing truly ground breaking, but well worth watching... Read more

Flyers React To News Of Giroux's Concussion

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 12:27 PM
WASHINGTON -- Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said that Claude Giroux has a concussion and will be out indefinitely. Holmgren released this statement following the morning’s skate at the Verizon Center in preparation for tonight’s game with the Washington Capitals. “Claude... Read more

Jagr Impressed With Flyers' Mental Toughness

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 11:38 PM
WASHINGTON – Jaromir Jagr has been around a long time, and has won two Stanley Cups while scoring 656 goals. Jagr is not easily impressed, but one could tell how highly he thought of the Flyers effort in Tuesday’s convincing 5-1 win over the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. It... Read more

Giroux has concussion

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 10:25 AM
Claude Giroux, who leads the NHL with 39 points, will be sidelined indefinitely with a concussion, the Flyers announced. "Claude reported not feeling very good today. Over the past few days, his symptoms have gradually gotten worse," GM Paul Holmgren said in a statement. Holmgren contradicted... Read more

Couturier replaces Giroux on Flyers' top line

Monday, December 12, 2011, 1:09 PM
Rookie center Sean Couturier will replace Claude Giroux on the Flyers' top line Tuesday in Washington. Giroux, the league's leading scorer, continues to make progress from his head injury, but will not make the trip, GM Paul Holmgren said. The center was injured when teammate Wayne Simmonds inadvertently... Read more

Giroux improving, Flyers say

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 3:11 PM
Flyers center Claude Giroux, the NHL’s leading scorer, "felt better this morning," GM Paul Holmgren said. Giroux, who suffered a head injury on Saturday, will be evaluated again on Monday morning. Holmgren also said goalie Ilya Bryzgalov was doing much better and should be able to play Tuesday... Read more

Flyers Anxiously Await Status of Giroux, Bryzgalov

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 11:55 PM
It really doesn’t matter what the early spin is on the latest of Flyers injuries. We’ll know more soon enough. General manager Paul Holmgren didn’t seem to sound serious alarms after Claude Giroux suffered a head injury and Ilya Bryzgalov suffered a lower body injury in Saturday’s... Read more
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