The Ontario native cut his hand and sliced tendons in his finger when his golf club broke last month. He had emergency surgery to repair the damage but still has not played in a game.
Giroux stated he "will be ready" for the Flyers season opener on October 2nd against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Giroux has been doing skating drills and attempting to keep himself in as good of game shape as possible despite not being able to actually play.
The reports last week were that Giroux could return to play for the Flyers as early as Tuesday night. The Flyers' captain was able to skate, pass, and shoot a little bit last week. The Flyers announced on Twitter that Claude Giroux will be in the lineup Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils at the Wells Fargo Center.
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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