Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux leads the league with 39 points, but he may have to wait a bit before he gets to add to that tally.
The Associated Press reports that Giroux isn't making the trip to D.C. to help the team take on the Washington Capitals Tuesday night "as he recovers from a head injury."
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Giroux suffered the injury Saturday when he "was accidentally kneed in the head" by teammate Wayne Simmonds, who must be feeling just great about it.
Giroux is scheduled to meet with team doctors Tuesday, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said, according to the AP. "Claude has been playing on a different stratosphere here for us, so obviously it hurts," Holmgren said, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "This really is just precautionary at this stage . . . so we'll just err on the side of caution here."
For now, the Flyers are hoping Giroux doesn't end up joining Flyers teammates Chris Pronger and Brayden Schenn, who are out with concussions or concussion-like symptoms.