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Grossmann Listed Day-to-Day with 'Upper-Body' Injury; Possible Concussion?

While the Philadelphia Flyers may be licking their wounds after an embarrassing 10-3 loss at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the team can still take solace in the fact that they have a 3-1 lead in the series.

Unfortunately, the end of the game brought with it news far worse than the final score.

Via the Flyers Public Relations department, general manager Paul Holmgren announced that Nicklas Grossmann was going to be listed as day-to-day with an ‘upper-body’ injury. He played a total of nine minutes on Wednesday night and didn’t take a single shift in the third period.

This screams bad news.

Grossmann took a hit to the head from Tyler Kennedy and left the ice for an extended period of time and looked like he was in poor shape.

Many believe that this means he may have a concussion. As of Wednesday night, there is no concrete evidence that this is the case. However, he didn’t look good and Kennedy made contact exclusively with Grossmann’s head.

Howard Eskin tweeted shortly after the game that he was told Grossmann has a concussion and won't play Friday night. 

Grossmann has been one of the most stable members of the Flyers defense corp. It would be a crushing blow if the team was to lose him for any extended period of time.

EDIT: Early in the first period, It appears as though Evgeni Malkin also connected on a pretty ugly shot to Grossmann's head. This means he took two violent shots to the head.

 

 

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