NHL Leading Scorer Claude Giroux Out Indefinitely With Concussion
Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux will be out “indefinitely” with a concussion, according to a statement from club general manager Paul Holmgren.
"Claude reported not feeling very good today,” Homgren said in a statement on the team website. “Over the past few days, his symptoms have gradually gotten worse. He will be out indefinitely with a concussion"
Giroux was forced to exit the game after taking a knee to the head from teammate Wayne Simmonds in a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Dec. 10. He has since been battling post-concussion symptoms.
The 23-year-old currently leads the NHL in total points with 16 goals and 23 assists. Tonight’s match against the Washington Capitals will mark the first game he has missed since suffering the blow three days ago. Last season in 82 games Giroux scored 25 goals and tallied 51 assists for a team-leading 76 points. The Flyers are currently 18-7-3, which ranks them atop the Eastern Conference standings.