Giroux avoids concussion, will play game 6

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The news is good for Claude Giroux.

According to the Flyers team website and, general manager Paul Holmgren stated that the injury to Giroux, suffered in the second period of Monday’s 4-0 game 5 victory over the Boston Bruins, was more of a shoulder problem than head, and that the 22-year-old is expected to be ready to play in game 6 on Wednesday in Philadelphia.  The news came directly off the heels of concussion tests taken on Giroux after Tuesday’s practice, to which he did not participate.

The Flyers community held their collective breath after forward Giroux was mashed late and from behind by Steve Begin with three minutes to go in the second period.  Begin received a 2-minute boarding penalty on the play and Giroux sat out the entire third period.

Giroux has five goals and four assists in 10 post season games this season.  The Bruins lead the series, 3-2.

UPDATE: According to Tim Panaccio, Giroux would not confirm the results of the concussion test and is still a game-time decision for game 6, despite Holmgren saying he expects the forward to play.

“I’m not too sure yet. We’ll know more tomorrow,” Giroux texted to

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