Claude Giroux Injury: Updates on Flyers Star’s Status and Return

November 18th, 2014 by R. Cory Smith Leave a reply »

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux suffered a lower body injury and will miss Wednesday's game at the New York Rangers.   

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall made the announcement and spoke about the ailment, per Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer:

John Boruk of CSN provided more on the situation:

Giroux, 26, is an integral part of the Flyers' offense, contributing five goals and 16 assists this season. His 21 points are tied for sixth in the league entering Tuesday night, and he ranks third in assists.

Though he will be missed on the top line, players like Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn will be asked to step up in his absence.

Philly is currently 7-7-2 and looking to snap a two-game losing streak. Without Giroux on the ice, however, taking down the Rangers and potentially the Minnesota Wild on Thursday will be a much more difficult task.


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