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Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:12 am
Edited on: September 17, 2011 11:19 am

Daily Skate: Not even Crosby's doctors agree

By: Adam Gretz

MORE CROSBY CONFUSION It was announced on Friday that Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, still recovering from a concussion, has been cleared to skate in non-contact drills. Helping to add to the confusion that's already out there regarding his comeback is that his medical team is apparently not on the same page. Ted Carrick, a chiropractor that has been observing Crosby for the past month, appeared on a Pittsburgh radio station (WDVE) on Friday and said that he's as ready for contact as any other player in the NHL, which would be the first time we've heard such a report, and one that seemingly goes against everything his other doctor, Michael Collins, as well as the Penguins team doctors are saying. Rob Rossi of the Tribune-Review has more on the story.

OSHIE APPEARS IN TOP SHAPE St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie had an up-and-down season a year ago, going through a team-imposed two-game suspension following an unexcused absence. He was committed to making the team forget about all of it, and it seems that he is off to a good start, having appeared to Blues camp in great shape and acing the teams conditioning tests. Said Oshie, via Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, "I just wanted to prove to them after everything that happened that I've matured and have grown up." In 49 games last season he scored 12 goals to go with 22 assists.

DATSYUK'S SALEI TRIBUTE Pavel Datsyuk will be honoring his former teammate, Ruslan Salei, who was tragically killed in the plane crash involving the KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, by wearing No. 24 during the preseason. That is the number Salei wore for most of his NHL career, including the 2010-11 season which he spent as a member of the Red Wings.

JAGR OPENS CAMP ON TOP LINE The top line at Flyers practice on Saturday featured Jaromir Jagr, Claude Giroux and James vanRiemsdyk. Jagr signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia this summer after playing the past three seasons in the KHL. Scott Hartnell, Danny Briere and Jakub Voracek, acquired in the trade that sent Jeff Carter to Columbus, skated on the second line.

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Posted on: September 5, 2011 10:29 pm
Edited on: September 6, 2011 1:41 pm

Flyers GM Holmgren injured in bike accident

By: Adam Gretz

Scary news out of the Philadelphia Flyers organization on Monday night as it was reported by Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia that general manager Paul Holmgren was involved in a bike accident in Avalon, New Jersey.

According to Panaccio, Holmgren suffered "broken ribs, a broken shoulder and other injuries that required stitches."

The Avalon Police Department sent out a release on Tuesday regarding the incident (h/t to


(Avalon, NJ) — Avalon Police were called to the scene of a bicycle accident on Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 11:28am. A man identified as 55 year old Paul Holmgren of Somerdale, New Jersey was riding his bicycle northbound on Dune Drive at 58th Street when he lost his balance and fell from the bicycle. No other vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians were involved in the accident.

Mr. Holmgren suffered a cut to the right side of his head and a shin abrasion, and was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, New Jersey by the Avalon Rescue Squad. He was conscious and alert at the time of the accident and told police that he lost his balance while on his bicycle. Mr. Holmgren was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Avalon Patrolman Samuel Hoffman was the responding officer.

The Flyers have yet to make an official announcement but several players, including Matt Carle and James van Riemsdyk went to Twitter to express their concern.

Holmgren, 55, has been with the Flyers organization since the mid-90's and has held a number of positions in the front office. He was named general manager of the club following the resignation of Bobby Clarke early in the 2006-07 season.

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