ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 02: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates after scoring the game winning goal in overtime against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on December 2, 2011 in Anaheim, California. The Flyers defeated the Ducks 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Claude Giroux Returns From Concussion, Scores 4 Points In Flyers Win

Claude Giroux missed four games with a concussion, but on Wednesday night in Dallas, he picked up where he left off, scoring four points and regaining the NHL's scoring lead.

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Claude Giroux Returns From Injury, Scores Four Points For Flyers

Can this be called "Pulling a Sidney Crosby" now? Okay, so Philadelphia Flyers fans probably won't like that too much, but they're certainly thrilled that Claude Giroux scored four points in his first game back in the lineup for the Flyers, as they defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1. Giroux was involved on every goal and his four points put him back on top as the top scorer in the NHL.

Giroux missed four games with a concussion, sustained in an accidental collision with teammate Wayne Simmonds. He was cleared to practice over the weekend, and his return to the ice couldn't have possibly gone any better. He netted his team's first goal in the first period, then assisted on the next three goals as the Flyers bounced back from two straight losses and put in a great performance.

Check out recaps of Flyers vs. Stars from Broad Street Hockey and SB Nation NHL. For more on Giroux and the Flyers, visit Philadelphia Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey.

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Claude Giroux Injury Update: Flyers Star Cleared For Contact, Could Play Wednesday

Claude Giroux has been out of the Philadelphia Flyers' lineup since he suffered a concussion on Dec. 10, but it appears that he's almost ready to return to action. Giroux was cleared to return to all activity on Saturday and has been in full contact practice for a couple of days now. The Flyers have not given an exact timetable for his return, but if he's back in full contact practice, there's no reason to believe that he won't be back out on the ice shortly.

Giroux suffered the injury in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, when he took an accidental shot to the head from teammate Wayne Simmonds. The Flyers are 2-2 since Giroux got injured and are still in first place in the Atlantic, but a terrible performance in a 6-0 loss to the Boston Bruins illustrated exactly what the Flyers are missing. Scott Hartnell and Maxime Talbot are producing at unsustainable clips, and the Flyers won't stay in first place without a healthy Giroux.

For more on Giroux and the Flyers, visit Philadelphia Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey.

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Claude Giroux Injury: Flyers Center Out Indefinitely With Concussion

Flyers confirm Claude Giroux will be out indefinitely after suffering a concussion on Saturday.

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