Claude Giroux News
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Giroux skated at left wing during Tuesday’s practice.
This summer the Flyers drafted Nolan Patrick at No.2 overall, creating a logjam down the middle in Philadelphia. With Nolan expected to make the roster out of training camp, the Flyers gave Giroux a look on the left side of Sean Couturier with Jakub Voracek on the wing. Couturier and Patrick would likely serve as the No.1 and No.2 centres with the likes of Valtteri Filppula and Jori Lehtera likely being the No.3 and No.4 pivots. The centre depth will allow the Flyers to get creative and putting Giroux on the wing with Couturier and Voracek could give them a dominant first line without sacrificing depth. It’s only been one day of practice, but Giroux would definitely see an uptick in fantasy value if he were to gain dual position eligibility (C/LW).
Giroux (undisclosed) will be in the lineup on Monday.
Giroux was injured in Saturday’s game in Arizona after being hit from behind by Coyotes’ forward Martin Hanzal. He appeared to be knocked out, but will be in the lineup tonight vs. the Jets. Giroux has eight points (4G / 4A) in 12 games in March.
Giroux (upper-body) will not play on Thursday; remains day-to-day.
Giroux (upper-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Giroux will miss his second straight game with an upper-body injury. Sean Couturier is expected to return which will help with Giroux out, but they’ll be in tough without their leading scorer. Giroux is considered day-to-day.
Giroux (upper-body) missed Monday's practice; doubtful for Tuesday.
Giroux missed Saturday’s game in Toronto and his absence from this morning’s practice suggests that Giroux will miss a second straight game on Tuesday. Thankfully for the Flyers, it looks like Sean Couturier will return to the lineup, which should ease the loss of Giroux.
Giroux (leg) is officially in the Flyers lineup tonight vs. the Senators.
Giroux was listed as a game-time decision, but will play tonight vs. Ottawa. He will centre the top-line with Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek on his wings. Giroux has 13 goals and 30 assists (43 points) in 38 games this season.
Giroux (leg) is on the ice for warmups; looks like he will play.
Giroux had a brief chat with trainers at the bench after a few laps and is now taking line rushes in warmups, that is a good sign that he will be back in tonight. With Giroux coming back, Zac Rinaldo will go from first line winger to healthy scratch.
Giroux (leg) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Giroux missed the morning skate, but is listed as a game-time decision. He was listed as GTD on Saturday as well and did not come out for warmups, that is not likely to be the case tonight. Giroux did jump on the ice late in the skate just to shoot some pucks, so monitor his status during pre-game warmups.
Giroux (leg) is not on the ice for the Flyers morning skate; questionable to play Tuesday.
Giroux, who missed Saturday’s game with a leg laceration, is not on the ice this morning after missing Monday’s practice as well. This does not bode well for Giroux playing tonight, but expect an update after the skate.
Giroux (leg) is officially listed as day-to-day; might play Tuesday vs. Ottawa.
Giroux missed practice on Monday, but could still play on Tuesday vs. the Senators. Giroux said there is some discomfort when he tries to wear his skate because the cut is on his ankle. Monitor his status during Tuesday’s morning skate.
Giroux (leg) will not play tonight.
Giroux was listed as a game-time decision and the Flyers said that he would take warmups, but he is not on the ice for warmups and will not play vs. the Devils. With Giroux and Scott Laughton out, the Flyers will go with seven defensemen.
Giroux (leg) is game-time decision for Saturday’s game vs. New Jersey.
Giroux who was cut near his ankle in Friday’s game, will take part in warmups and then he, along with Flyers medical and coaching staff will determined whether Giroux will be in the lineup vs. the Devils. Giroux has 15 points (6G / 9A) in 13 games over the last month.
Giroux (leg) is probable to play on Saturday in New Jersey.
Giroux left Saturday’s game with a leg injury and did not return. Giroux was cut near his ankle and he originally feared that he severed his Achilles tendon. "It was pretty scary," Giroux said. "I tried to get up, but it felt really weird. I tried to put pressure on it, but it didn't feel too good.” The injury obviously looked worse than it was and he is expected to be in the lineup tonight vs. the Devils.