News broke today that Philadelphia’s top player and hockey’s leading scorer Claude Giroux is out indefinitely with a concussion.
As a result of the NHL’s new, cautious nature when it comes to fighting head injuries, Giroux may find himself sidelined for an extended period of time.
For the Eastern Conference’s top team, the loss of such a prolific scorer and well-rounded two-way forward could spell doom for this promising season.
Going into 2011-12, the team expected to deal with the challenges of a young offense, an aging defense, and the media pressure that comes with the Winter Classic. Barely two months into this young season, the Flyers find themselves with a whole new set of challenges.
Here are five new obstacles that the team must overcome thanks to the injuries that have plagued the team’s most prominent players.