The Flyers defenseman has not played a game since sustaining a concussion last November, his second in less than a year. Flyers beat writer Dave Isaac talked with Bourdon about his recovery and his chances to make the Flyers roster this year. Bourdon says that he has spent almost all of his summer at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees working with the Flyers' athletic trainer Jim McCrossin and strength and conditioning coach, Ryan Podell.
Bourdon points out that he has a tough road ahead of him as he not only must prove that he is healthy but that he is an upgrade over the guys already on the roster. Major competition for Bourdon will be the players, such as Oliver Lauridsen, that stepped up late in the season and played well.
Bourdon, who turns 24 in September, played in 45 games for the Flyers in 2011-12 scoring three goals and adding four assists for seven points. At 6'0", 225 lbs. he can be the puck-moving defenseman the Flyers have lacked since the departure of Matt Carle.
I wish Bourdon the best of luck in his recovery as concussions are such a delicate injury to recover from. He showed flashes of potential in 2011-12 and, at just 23 years old, he could easily regain that form if he can stay healthy.
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