Some of the NHL’s biggest stories this season have unfortunately been related to head injuries of the game’s most intriguing superstars.
The major hockey storyline going into 2011-12 was the health of the game’s most important player, Sidney Crosby.
In Crosby’s absence, Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux found himself with an opportunity to become of the faces of the NHL. He was leading the league in points on December 10th, when he took a knee to the head as teammate Wayne Simmonds attempted to avoid him.
Giroux was eventually diagnosed with a concussion, and given Crosby’s ongoing struggle to bounce back from his head injury, concerns have arisen that Giroux’s promising career could be derailed before it truly gets started.
While there is certainly cause for alarm, it is too early to go into full panic mode over Giroux’s career. Here are seven reasons to believe that Giroux will be back atop the NHL sooner rather than later.