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Gagne to Miss Saturday's Game in Boston

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren on Friday updated the condition of left wing Simon Gagne:

"Simon Gagne did not pass his baseline testing that was administered this afternoon in Boston.  Therefore, he will be unable to play tomorrow [against Boston] and he will be considered day-to-day.  [Flyers athletic trainer] Jim McCrossin administered the test and his score was lower in the one parameter of the testing [so] he did not pass."

Simon Gagne said the following:

"Actually I feel a little bit better today. I still have some 'ups and downs.' I will feel pretty good all day and then get a little fatigued later in the day.

"I did my test and it went all right. There was only one part of the test that I failed so that means I am going to miss the game tomorrow.  We have until November 1 before our next game so that gives me some time to get better.   I am very dissappointed. I was hoping to come back and play tomorrow. But on the other side, I know the way I feel right now with some 'ups and downs' I can't really take a chance and go play a game that I know if I play in the condition that I am now with this dizziness. It's just too dangerous for me to go out there and play.  I would put myself in trouble by playing.  I wouldn't be the same player feeling the way I do now.  It is a frustrating type of injury because you never know when you are going to be alright.  Everytime I wake up in the morning I hope that I am going to be fine but right now I just have to be patient and hopefully I will feel better tomorrow."

Gagne was injured in the Flyers' 4-3 loss to Florida on Wednesday night. He missed Thursday's 5-2 loss in Tampa Bay with dizziness.

The Flyers face the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon at the TD Banknorth Garden (4:00 p.m., Comcast SportsNet, 610 WIP).
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