: Injury Report:
Claude Giroux: right hand surgery, could return as early as Sept. 24 (post #173)
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09-19-2013, 06:08 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Flyers captain Claude Giroux continues to progress from his offseason right hand injury, and could be ready to see game action as soon as next Tuesday’s preseason game against the New Jersey Devils.
“I’d love to, that’s for sure,” Giroux said. “As long as my hand lets me be 100 percent Tuesday, I’d love to play. We’ll see how I feel then.”
Giroux again participated in the Flyers’ full practice, which on Thursday consisted of three 30-40 minute on-ice sessions alternating between two rinks at the Lake Placid Olympic Center.
He’s pleased with how his rehab is going.
“If there was pain I don’t think I’d be shooting,” he said. “I’d be more cautious, but it feels good.”
Coach Peter Laviolette refrained from saying Giroux is “on schedule” to return, stating instead that the decision is GM Paul Holmgren’s territory. He did, however, say Giroux looked solid yet again during practice.
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