Flyers LW Claude Giroux returns after missing four games due to concussion

DALLAS – Philadelphia Flyers leading scorer Claude Giroux returned to the lineup Wednesday night against the Dallas Stars after missing four games with a concussion.

Giroux was injured against Tampa Bay on Dec. 10 when he was accidentally hit in the back of the head by the knee of teammate Wayne Simmonds.

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Giroux entered Wednesday night’s game with 39 points (16 goals, 23 assists), tying him with Toronto’s Phil Kessel, Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin and Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin for the league lead.