The Courier Post's Dave Isaac reports former-Flyers defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon suffered a setback on his return from a concussion and "has had a tough time." While playing for the Phantoms in the AHL, he was hit on February 7th and hit his head on the glass. It required stitches to close the gash he received and he has had issues with post-concussive symptoms ever since.
Bourdon pointed out last summer 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. Unfortunately, he was not medically cleared to play in September and didn't get back on the ice until this winter. Bourdon appeared in seven games before getting hit.
Bourdon, 24, 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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