The Season of Wither for the Flyers defense corps continues, with the revelation that Nicklas Grossmann will miss an additional 2-to-3 weeks with a concussion.
The news is not new, nor has it been released by the club officially, but multiple reports have stated the case along with the updated timetable on Wednesday.
Grossmann has been out since March 18 — a 4-2 road loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning — with what has been called an upper-body injury.
The 28-year-old Swede enjoyed a good run in his first “full” season with Philadelphia, with a goal and four points along with a documented 81 hits and 82 blocked shots in 30 games.
In other concussion news, Flyers GM Paul Holngren did say that Danny Briere may be ready to return for Thursday’s home game against the Ottawa Senators.
Briere’s been out since sustaining a concussion in a practice drill during that six-day layoff in late March.
In minor-league news, the American Hockey League trade deadline passed and the Adirondack Phantoms made no moves whatsoever.
Forward Tye McGinn was assigned to Glens Falls from the big club, while Phantoms head coach Terry Murray confirmed to the Post-Star that goaltender Scott Munroe may be done for the season after he undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery to remedy a “cartilage situation” he’s been dealing with since the offseason.
In his fifth year with the franchise, Munroe went 12-6-0 with a 2.78 goals-against average and one shutout over 31 appearances.