NHL notes: Giroux out with concussion

Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux battles Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban for the...

Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux battles Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban for the puck during the third period of their NHL ice hockey game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 25, 2011. (REUTERS/Tim Shaffer)

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The NHL's leading scorer, Claude Giroux, is out indefinitely with a concussion after taking an inadvertent knee to the head during a recent game, the Philadelphia Flyers said Tuesday.

Giroux was hurt Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning and missed the final period for precautionary reasons.

"Claude reported not feeling very good (Tuesday)," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said on the team's website. "Over the past few days, his symptoms have gradually gotten worse. He will be out indefinitely with a concussion."

Giroux was kneed in the head by teammate Wayne Simmonds near centre ice in the final minute of the second period. Before the injury, Giroux had two assists to add to his league-leading points total of 39.

The Flyers led the Eastern Conference with 39 points entering play Tuesday night.

ISLES PROSPECT BUSTED

Corey Trivino, a Boston University star who was drafted in the second round by the New York Islanders in 2008, was arrested Sunday night and charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery after he allegedly entered the room of a female student and attempted to kiss and grope her.

Coach Jack Parker told BU Today that Trivino has been kicked off the school's hockey team. He had 13 goals and four assists in 15 games for Boston University this season.

Trivino, the leading scorer in Hockey East, was also charged with two counts of breaking and entering and one count of assault with attempt to rape.

The 21-year-old from Toronto has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

NO CHANGE IN VOTING

Ho hum, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel is still the top vote-getter for the NHL all-star game.

Kessel leads with nearly 465,000 votes, followed by Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson (421,000) and Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby (404,000). Dion Phaneuf of the Leafs (395,000) and Daniel Alfredsson of the Senators (384,000) round out the top five.

James Reimer of the Leafs is No. 1 among goaltenders with more than 308,000 votes, followed by Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins, who has been named on 296,000 ballots.

BRIEFLY

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steve Downie was fined $2,500 Tuesday for leaving the bench to become involved in an altercation Thursday against the New York Rangers. The NHL ruled Downie left the bench on a legal line change, though ... The Lightning sent defenceman Evan Oberg to Norfolk of the AHL. Oberg was called up Monday but didn't play against the New Jersey Devils ... The Vancouver Canucks sent winger Bill Sweatt to Chicago of the AHL. Sweatt played two games during his call-up to Vancouver ... St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka went on IR with a left ankle injury and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Sobotka was hurt when he was hit by an Alex Steen shot in practice Monday. The Blues called up Evgeny Grachev to take his spot on the roster ... Ray Emery will start his third straight game when the Chicago Blackhawks play the San Jose Sharks Wednesday. "Ray's playing well and deserves to keep playing (ahead of Corey Crawford)," 'Hawks coach Joe Quenneville said, again downplaying any goalie controversy ... The Buffalo Sabres activated forward Paul Gaustad and defenceman Mike Weber from IR. Gaustad has been out since Dec, 4 with an upper-body injury while Weber hasn't played since Nov. 16. The Sabres also added forward Nathan Gerbe to the IR list.


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