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Flyers forward Claude Giroux

Flyers forward Claude Giroux is out indefinitely (photo: L.Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Captain Chris Pronger and rookie Brayden Schenn are already out, and now it’s Three’s Company on the head trauma channel, with Claude Giroux joining the group of Flyers on the shelf with concussion issues.

After classifying Giroux’s issue as “whiplash” on Monday night, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren was far more ominous on Tuesday.

“Claude reported not feeling very good today,” Holmgren said per the Flyers.  “Over the past few days, his symptoms have gradually gotten worse. He will be out indefinitely with a concussion.”

The head issue for Giroux occurred when teammate Wayne Simmonds accidentally kneed Giroux in the back of the head during this past Saturday’s game.  Giroux didn’t return but per Holmgren after the game was only held out for “precautionary reasons.”  It’s obviously worse than they let on.  Shocker.

And that’s not good.  Giroux is the current NHL points leader and has emerged as one of the top players in the game.  He will be missed.  A lot.