NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers takes a shot in warmups prior to the game against the New York Rangers while wearing his Winter Classis knit hat at Madison Square Garden on November 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Claude Giroux Injury Update: Flyers Forward Feeling Better, Should Play Tuesday

After leaving Saturday night's 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning with a blow to the head, Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux is reported to be feeling better Sunday and will evaluated again Monday morning. His return for Tuesday's game against the Washington Capitals is looking good.

Giroux, who tallied two assists in the victory and pushed his NHL-leading point total up to 39, didn't show any concussion like symptons after the game, which featured him being kneed in the head by teammate Wayne Simmonds. After the hit, Giroux did not return to the game, but did talk to reports afterwards and said he was fine.

Philadelphia goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who also left Saturday's contest with a lower body injury, is also feeling better and is expected to play Tuesday night.

For more info on the injury of Claude Girox and Ilya Bryzgalov, visit the Flyers team page, or our blog Broad Street Hockey.


Claude Giroux Injury: Flyers Top Scorer Leaves After Knee To The Head

Claude Giroux left Saturday’s game against Lightning after being kneed in the head by teammate Wayne Simmonds and did not return.

"He kind of fell and he was right in front of me," Simmonds said. "I was on the backcheck and I wanted to get into the play and I tried to jump over him. I don’t know where I caught him."

Of course, the first thing anyone fears in this situation is a concussion, but Flyers GM Paul Holmgren says Giroux wasn’t experiencing symptoms.

"Not really a headache or anything like that," Holmgren said. "This is really just precautionary at this stage. We didn’t want to put him back in there at that time. It’s a game in December. Obviously he’s one of our better players, so we’ll err on the side of caution."

Giroux add two assists in the game to bring his NHL leading points total to 39. Illya Bryzgalov also left the game early with a lower body injury but later returned to the bench. After the game he told reporters that he would be ready to go Tuesday’s game in Washington. Paul Holmgren agreed.

"After the second period he wanted to continue and it stiffened up on him in the third," Holmgren said. "We don’t think it’s anything serious. It’s an off-day tomorrow (Sunday) for the players. I would assume he’ll be fine for the next game (Tuesday in Washington).

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