General manager Paul Holmgren shot down speculation that Steve Downie suffered another concussion on Saturday night after placing the rugged winger on injured reserve.

“It’s something he’s been dealing with for the last game or two,” Holmgren said.

Holmgren said it's not concussion-related, either. The Flyers announced he would miss seven to 10 days for IR purposes, but he's not expected to be out that long.

“He would probably have missed two games,” Holmgren said. “Steve’s a tough kid. To his credit, he played through it.”

According to Holmgren, Downie could be ready to play on the Flyers' post-Christmas trip, which begins next Saturday in Edmonton.