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Claude Giroux | Center | #28

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (22) / PHI
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Claude Giroux will be scratched against Russia in Saturday's semi-final.
Tough to argue with coach Mike Babcock's decision given that Canada has more or less had their way with opponents during the tournament. Though Flyers fans probably have no appreciation for their captain's benching. Sep 24 - 6:24 PM

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Claude Giroux will be a healthy scratch in Canada's World Cup opening game against the Czech Republic on Saturday.

Giroux is ultimately being kept on the sidelines in favor of Ryan O'Reilly. Canadian coach Mike Babcock favored O'Reilly because he can kill penalties. In even strength situations, O'Reilly will center the fourth line along with Joe Thornton and Matt Duchene.
Sep 16 - 7:57 PM

Claude Giroux will not participate in Wednesday's exhibition contest for Team Canada.

Giroux missed Monday's practice and then returned on Tuesday, though he was rotating with Tyler Seguin on the fourth line. He's coming off of hip/abdominal surgery in May, but said he's fine.
Sep 13 - 7:44 PM

Claude Giroux took part in Team Canada's practice on Tuesday after missing Monday's skate.

Giroux was rotating with Tyler Seguin on Canada's fourth line, which speaks to that team's incredible depth. Giroux is gearing up for the World Cup and 2016-17 campaign after having hip/abdominal surgery in May.
Sep 13 - 1:43 PM

Claude Giroux skipped Monday's practice with Team Canada for maintenance reasons.

The fact that he missed a skate in mid-September isn't really going to raise any alarm bells, but it's still a little noteworthy given that he had hip/abdominal surgery back in May. Either way, he's expected to resume practicing on Tuesday.
Sep 12 - 12:47 PM

Claude Giroux says his injured hip is 100 percent healthy.

Giroux had off-season surgery in May, but he's fully recovered and will be ready for the World Cup. "I feel 100 percent," Giroux said. "It's been a long road, but I was in good hands with the trainers in Philly, and I also got a lot of help [during rehabilitation] in Ottawa and right now I feel really good." If he can stay healthy, he should lead the Flyers in scoring this season.
Sep 1 - 12:14 PM

Claude Giroux (hip/abdomen) has already resumed skating.

Giroux was originally projected to take 10-12 weeks before he'd be back on the ice, but he got to this point in nine weeks. He should be available for the World Cup, where he'll represent Canada.
Jul 22 - 8:44 PM

Claude Giroux has been added to Canada's World Cup team.

Giroux wasn't sure if he would make the team after he was left off Canada's 2014 Olympic roster and because he recently had hip and abdominal surgeries. "I'm feeling really well and there's no issue for me being ready for the tournament," he said regarding his recovery. Giroux added that he was honored to be chosen for the squad.
May 28 - 1:10 PM

Claude Giroux had successful hip and abdominal surgery on Tuesday, according to Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

Giroux is expected to be back at 100 percent in about 10-12 weeks, which means he shouldn't miss any part of training camp in September. The 28-year-old had 22 goals and 67 points in 78 games in 2015-16.
May 17 - 9:29 PM

Claude Giroux will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair hip and abdominal tears.

The Flyers expect him to return to full activity in 10-12 weeks. Giroux should be ready for training camp if that timetable holds up. He picked up 22 goals and 67 points in 78 games during the regular season even though he was ailing for most of it.
May 14 - 4:32 PM

Although Claude Giroux insisted he was healthy, he was reportedly dealing with a hip injury and sports hernia that he's considering having surgery for.

Giroux would need eight weeks to recover if he does opt to have the operation. These issues were reportedly bothering Giroux throughout the 2015-16 campaign. He had 22 goals and 67 points in 78 contests in 2015-16 as well as an assist in six playoff games.
May 12 - 10:39 AM

Claude Giroux wasn't satisfied with his performance in the 2016 playoffs.

Giroux didn't score a single goal and was limited to one assist in six games. To be fair, the Flyers as a whole struggled offensively throughout the first round series against Washington, but it could be argued that the onus was on Giroux to lead the team out of that. "Not good enough," Giroux said. "You know, I’m pretty frustrated with myself. Got to find a way, doesn’t matter how it is. You’ve got to find a way." He also said that he wasn't playing injured. Giroux still has 62 points in 63 career playoff games, so this could just be a case of a rough series for him rather than an indication of any more long-term issue.
Apr 26 - 5:12 AM

Claude Giroux is looking to overcome a 3-0 series deficit for the second time in his career.

Giroux previously did it against Boston in 2010 and now the Flyers find themselves behind 3-0 against Washington. "The first thing we need to do is actually believe that we can come back," Giroux said. "We can’t be looking at the big picture knowing that we’ve got to win four games. You look at it like that, you think it’s going to be pretty hard against Washington. We’ve just got to win Game 4. After we win Game 4, we’ll be able to get momentum and go from there." The Flyers will attempt to start that journey Wednesday night. Game 4 is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Apr 20 - 9:12 AM

Claude Giroux failed to garner a point in the Flyers first two games in Washington.

The Flyers lost both and need their leading scorer to start finding the back of the net. Giroux is one of the NHL's most prolific playoff point producers averaging 1.05 points per game which is 21st all-time in NHL history.
Apr 17 - 9:27 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers are 0-17 on the power play in their last five games.

That includes an 0-4 effort in Game 1 against the Capitals. The Flyers power play consists of Claude Giroux, Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek and Shayne Gostisbehere. The Capitals put a lot of pressure on Giroux whenever he had the puck in Game 1 including double teaming him so the Flyers need to find a way to get the puck elsewhere and start over if they want to be successful. If the Flyers do not improve quickly with the man-advantage, it will be a short series for Philadelphia.
Apr 16 - 8:32 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Boyd Gordon
4Scott Laughton
5Jordan Weal
6Nick Cousins
LW1Matt Read
2Brayden Schenn
3Michael Raffl
4Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Dale Weise
5Cole Bardreau
D1Mark Streit
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Michael Del Zotto
4Andrew MacDonald
5Nick Schultz
6Radko Gudas
7Brandon Manning
8Samuel Morin
9Ivan Provorov
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth