Concussion Update: Briere Could Play Thursday; Grossmann Out Another 2-3 Weeks

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren gave reporters some updates today concerning injured forward Danny Briere and defenseman Nicklas Grossmann, both battling concussions.

Holmgren said that of all the injured players, Briere has the best chance of playing Thursday against the Senators. He sounded optimistic in his assessment of Briere's situation.

Briere's injury-riddled season was his worst in a Flyers uniform. It also may cause him to be bought-out during the off season.

In 26 games this season, Briere had only five goals and eight assists. He missed time with a broken wrist suffered in Germany at the start of the season, and more recently time with a concussion.

Grossmann's situation is a lot worse, and it's a bit reminiscent of what the Flyers went through last season with Chris Pronger.

Holmgren said that Grossmann is having "vestibular issues," meaning Grossmann's vision isn't doing that well. He will be out another 2-3 weeks with a concussion, which will probably end his season.

Grossmann was arguably the Flyers' best blueliner on the season. He blocked 82 shots, which was near the top of the league before his injury. He was a minus-1 with a goal and three assists on the year.


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