Last week we found out that Giroux will skip this week's Canadian Olympic camp to focus on rehabbing his torn ligaments in his hand following the golfing accident. Two weeks ago, Giroux tore ligaments in his right hand when his golf club shattered while he was holding it.
TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that Hockey Canada will not publicly express their disappointment that Giroux is absent but that some members are "extremely disappointed" with his decision to skip the camp.
McKenzie states that Giroux could be staying home at the Flyers request but, either way, his reasoning for missing the camp is a legitimate excuse. Giroux is expected to make the Canadian team if he heals as expected from surgery which would make all of this disappointment a waste of energy.
Giroux, 25, is coming off a decent season in which he netted 13 goals and dished out 35 assists for 48 points in 48 games. He is two years removed from his dominant 28 goal, 65 assist, 93 point season in 2011-12 when he also added eight goals and nine assists in 10 playoff games. He was rewarded this off-season with a new eight-year, $66.2 million deal that will keep him with the orange and black through 2022.
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