Sunday, January 19, 2014

Light at the end of the tunnel nearer for Bourdon

The long and winding road back to the ice has become significantly shorter for Marc-Andre Bourdon.

On Sunday, Flyers GM provided a long-awaited update to the Quebecois defenseman's status as he recovers from a series of concussions.

“Marc-Andre has continued his rehab the past couple of months and has improved to the point where we anticipate him being loaned to the Phantoms this week and getting  back on the road to playing professional hockey games.”

Bourdon hasn't played since December 1, 2012, the day after suffering his latest head injury in a Phantoms game against the Binghamton Senators.

The former third-round pick in the 2008 draft will have to clear waivers if he successfully completes a conditioning stint for Adirondack and is cleared to return to the Flyers. Once he arrives in Glens Falls, he'll add depth to a team which ranks near the top of the American Hockey League in goals allowed.

Bourdon picked up four goals and seven points in 45 games in Philadelphia two seasons ago. 
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