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from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, If the Tampa Bay Lightning don’t go after the puck and stay in their 1-3-1 trap Saturday night against the Flyers, fans at the Wells Fargo Center may again see the NHL’s version of “stall ball.”
“We might sit back there for four or five minutes at a time,” Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said after the Flyers’ optional practice Friday in Voorhees.
The last time the teams met, on Nov. 9, host Tampa Bay didn’t go after the Flyers when they had the puck in their own end in the opening period. Instead, they sat back and waited at center ice - and the Flyers frequently made little attempt to move forward during the first period, circling in their own zone.
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Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren was positive - albeit short - with his responses in regard to two pronounced injuries on his team.
NHL scoring leader Claude Giroux took a knee to the head by teammate Wayne Simmonds' during Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Simmonds attempted to leap over Giroux, who left the contest in the second period...
from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull, Holmgren said Giroux was examined by a doctor and was feeling better. He said Giroux was held out of the third period for precautionary measures.
When asked if Giroux was experiencing any headaches, Holmgren replied, “not really headaches. This was really just precautionary at this stage.”
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via the Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren made a statement concerning the injury status of defenseman Chris Pronger:
While Chris’ knee is improving, he has struggled with other issues that are concussion-like symptoms. Chris will see Dr. Joe Maroon and Dr. Mickey Collins on Wednesday, December 14th in Pittsburgh for further evaluation. Chris will be out...
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NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor
With captain Chris Pronger and forward Brayden Schenn already out with head injuries, the last thing the Philadelphia Flyers needed was another headache. The very last thing the team needed with their top defenseman on the shelf indefinitely was to have the NHL’s leading scorer, Claude Giroux join him on the sidelines.
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