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Claude Giroux | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 172
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Claude Giroux (lower body) worked out off the ice on Saturday.
Giroux suffered a lower body injury on Friday and the hope is that he can get in one pre-season game before the start of the season. Giroux is one of the top scorers in the NHL and deserves to be taken in the second round of most drafts at this time. Sep 21 - 8:43 AM

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Claude Giroux is expected to miss all of the Flyers pre-season games at least after suffering a lower body injury on Friday.

Giroux was centering Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek when the injury occurred and he was replaced by Darroll Powe in the middle. It is expected that Schenn will move back to center with Giroux out. He is expected to miss two-four weeks so he will return before the start of the season if it is only two weeks and will miss a couple of weeks of the regular season if it's the latter. Look for Giroux to get 85-90 points if he plays a full season.

Claude Giroux (lower body) is expected to miss the first two weeks of training camp.

"This just happened today. Its the first day of camp and guys go 100 miles per-hour and things happen," said Flyers GM Ron Hextall. "Obviously its not the way you want to start. That's the hand we were dealt and we're going to deal with it." The good news is Giroux won't miss any playing time, barring a setback. Unless his condition gets worse, this shouldn't impact his fantasy value for the 2014-15 campaign, although it's certainly troubling that Giroux is already dealing with lower-body issues.
Sep 19 - 1:57 PM

Claude Giroux has a lower-body injury.

Giroux was on the ice for around 15 minutes of the Flyers' practice on Friday before he left the ice. The severity of the injury isn't known yet.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 19 - 12:15 PM

Claude Giroux issued a statement of apology for his arrest for a strange incident on Tuesday night.

"I regret my actions on Canada Day and sincerely apologize to my fans, teammates and the Philadelphia Flyers organization for my misguided attempt at humor," said Giroux. "Following an investigation, law enforcement determined that charges are not warranted. I have the utmost respect for law enforcement and apologize to the Ottawa Police Department and specifically the individual officer. I will be making no further public comment on this matter." He added that his focus is preparing for next season and he won't let this incident distract him. Giroux reportedly grabbed the buttocks of a male officer twice after being warned not to do it again after the first time. He spent the night in jail.
Jul 3 - 6:27 PM

Claude Giroux was released from jail Wednesday morning.

Giroux reportedly spent the night in a cell. According to the Ottawa Sun's sources, the police were on a routine patrol at a bar called The Great Canadian Cabin when Giroux grabbed a male officer's buttocks. He was asked not to do that again, but he did so anyways and was subsequently arrested. That being said, the Ottawa Police can't comment on an incident were charges aren't made and they previously stated that they don't expect any charges to be filed against Giroux.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jul 2 - 2:55 PM

Claude Giroux is not expected to be charged for an incident Tuesday night that resulted in him reportedly getting arrested.

Giroux repeated grabbed a male officer's buttocks, according to an Ottawa Sun report. "Under Canadian law, I can not give out any information unless charges are made," said Ottawa police spokesman Marc Soucy said, "and we do not expect the police to make any charges." Flyers GM Ron Hextall issued a statement confirming that the team is aware of the report, but they aren't commenting further until they have more information.
Jul 2 - 12:21 PM

Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall issued a statement saying that he's aware of the reports surrounding Claude Giroux.

Hextall wants to hold off on making any further comments until he has more information. Giroux was reportedly arrested after allegedly repeating grabbing a male officer's buttocks. The incident occurred at an Ottawa bar and it's believed that alcohol was a factor.
Jul 2 - 11:21 AM

Claude Giroux was reportedly arrested Tuesday night after repeating grabbing a male officer's buttocks.

It's believed that alcohol was a factor. Giroux reportedly spent the night in a cell, but hasn't been criminally charged. Police said they can't comment unless there are charges laid.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jul 2 - 10:10 AM

New Flyers GM Ron Hextall may search for a left winger to play on Claude Giroux's line.

Among the potential free-agent left wingers: Matt Moulson, Benoit Pouliot, and Mason Raymond. Winnipeg left winger Evander Kane, who had 19 goals last season, is also an intriguing trade possibility.
May 10 - 10:59 AM

Claude Giroux has been nominated for the 2013-14 Ted Lindsay Award.

The award is presented annually to the "Most Outstanding Player" in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA. This is the first time that Giroux has been a finalist for the trophy. Eric Lindros was the last Flyers player to capture the award and he accomplished that in 1994-95.
Source: NHL.com
May 5 - 12:21 PM

Claude Giroux has been named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy.

After a sluggish start to the year, he matched his previous high of 28 goals and finished third in NHL scoring with 86 points in 82 games. This is his first nomination for the Hart Trophy.
Source: NHL.com
May 1 - 1:31 PM

Claude Giroux tried to stay positive after the Flyers were eliminated in seven games.

Giroux had three shots on goal in the Flyers' 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. "We moved the puck well, had a couple chances," Claude Giroux said. "We have to make sure it goes in the net. It's Game 7. You lose 2-1. It doesn't get closer than that. I think we did a good job staying in the battle. We have a lot of character in this room. For a young team, I think it's great. This is only going to make it stronger." Although he was held off the scoresheet in Game 7, Giroux had six points in the first round.
May 1 - 10:01 AM

Claude Giroux had a goal and two assists in Philadelphia's 5-2 victory on Tuesday.

Giroux has two goals and six points in six playoff games. He's excelled in the postseason throughout his career and now has 61 points in 56 contests.
Apr 30 - 10:10 AM

Flyers coach Craig Berube is still looking for more from Claude Giroux.

"He definitely was more effective with the puck; he shot the puck more," Berube said of Giroux's performance in Game 5. "He competed hard. I still think he's not where he needs to be. And he'll get there." The Philadelphia captain acknowledged that he needs to better as well. "I'm aware I've got to play better. I want to play better," Giroux said. "And I will." He registered six shots and scored in Game 5 after he had four shots and two assists in the previous four matches of the series. Look for him to come out blazing on Tuesday night when the Flyers try to force Game 7.
Apr 28 - 3:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Scott Laughton
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Zac Rinaldo
4Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
5Zack Stortini
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Kimmo Timonen
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery