The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that defenseman
Marc-Andre Bourdon has been loaned to the Adirondack
Phantoms, according to general manager Paul Holmgran.
Bourdon, 24, will join the team this week to
begin his fifth season of professional hockey.
The rugged blue-liner has been sidelined with
post-concussion symptoms for the past 14 months
but Paul Holmgren announced on Sunday that Bourdon
was now ready for hockey again.
"Marc-Andre has continued his rehab the
past couple of months," Holmgren said, "and
has improved to the point where we anticipate
him being loaned to the Phantoms this week and
getting back on the road to playing professional
It's been a long road back for Bourdon but he
attributes the doctors he worked with in Ann Arbor,
Michigan for identifying the root cause of his
symptoms and launching his heeling process almost
“It was crazy because it went so fast when
they put their finger on the right problem, which
was the back of my cranium and my neck,”
Bourdon said. “All of my muscles were so
tight. I could barely move my head, but I didn’t
realize it because it was so long. When they started
clearing everything back there, the muscles, my
head started clearing up and all my post-concussion
symptoms were gone.”
His last game was last season on November 30,
2012 for the Phantoms against the Binghamton Senators
during the NHL lockout. He has played in 142 career
games for the Phantoms scoring five goals with
32 assists for 37 points and 227 career penalty
minutes. He also played in 45 games for the Philadelphia
Flyers in 2011-12 scoring four goals and three
assists with 52 penalty minutes.
“I’m very thankful to God to get me
to Michigan,” Bourdon said. “It didn’t
just improve my hockey. It improved my life in
general. I thank God every day for that. I’m
really grateful I can have a good life and be
back to hockey and try to make my way back up.”
Bourdon made his NHL debut on November 21, 2011
and a few weeks later would tally his first career
NHL goal on December 13, 2011 against the Washington
Capitals. He played in the Winter Classic at Citizens
Bank Park on January 2, 2012 and another highlight
of his debut NHL season involved his opportunity
to play against the Canadiens in his hometown
area of Montreal. He was a third-round selection
of the Flyers (#67 overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry
Draft out of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the
The Phantoms travel to Springfield on Monday
afternoon and then to Albany for a rematch on
Saturday afternoon. Adirondack's next home game
is Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 PM against the Hartford
Wolf Pack on Pink in the Rink presented by Glens
Falls Hospital supporting the fight against breast
cancer. Friday, January 31 is Pack The House Night
presented by John Ray & Sons with special
discount tickets available. Let's jam the GFCC
again everyone and notch yet another sellout!
Call the Phantoms for tickets at 518-480-3355.
Monday, January 20 (3:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Springfield Falcons
Tuesday, January 21 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE from Recovery Sports
With Special Guests: Yann Danis and Bruno Gervais!!
Saturday, January 25 (2:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Albany Devils
Sunday, January 26 (3:00) - Hartford
Wolf Pack at Adirondack Phantoms
Pink in the Rink presented by Glens Falls Hospital.
Postgame Jersey Auction.
Special $25 packages available: Ticket, Pink the
Rink T-Shirt, Entry into Exclusive Jersey Raffle.
Charity Proceeds to benefit the C.R. Wood Cancer
Center at Glens Falls Hospital.
Friday, January 31 (7:00) - Hershey
Bears at Adirondack Phantoms
Pack the House Night presented by John Ray &
Special $7 Tickets now available while supplies
left. Hurry...Only 500 of these are available!
When you order your tickets in advance, you save!
Call the Phantoms at 518-480-3355
25 Terrific Seasons
Glens Falls is celebrating its 25th season
hosting an AHL team and in so doing now joins
an elite group of just 9 other active markets
who can make such a claim. It's a great hockey
tradition with an old-school feel that began with
the Adirondack Red Wings in 1979. In their 20-year
tenure at the Glens Falls Civic Center through
1999, the Red Wings won four Calder Cups. The
Adirondack Phantoms began play in Glens Falls
in 2009-10 and are in their fifth season bringing
exciting AHL action to the North Country.