Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers can relate to Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Like Skinner, Giroux suffered a concussion this season. Like Skinner, the forward was antsy, impatient, frustrated by the injury, eager to get back to a team that badly needed him but unsure when that would be.

"It's the worst," Giroux said Tuesday. "You see your team play and you obviously want to help them win, and you kind of want to rush it back.

"But that's probably the worst thing you can do. You need to relax and let it heal."