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.
This week it was reported that, although Hockey Canada will not publicly express their disappointment that Giroux is absent, some members are "extremely disappointed" with his decision to skip the camp.
Now, we hear that the Canadian team's general manager, Steve Yzerman, told the Canadian Press that Giroux missing camp will not hurt his chances to make the team. Giroux is expected to make the squad headed to Sochi in February.
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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