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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) admitted that he needed some time to get up to speed in his preseason debut on Tuesday.
"I forgot how fast the game is," Giroux said. "The first period, I was pretty lost. I wasn't sure what was going on. Slowly, I got the puck moving. It was good to get a game under my belt. I felt good." It's just good that he got into a preseason game so that he could shake off the rust before the contests started to count. Flyers coach Craig Berube intentionally limited his ice time, so Giroux logged just 16:53 minutes. While he was rusty, he also wasn't bothered by his injury. Oct 1 - 8:51 AM

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Flyers star Claude Giroux dressed in his first preseason game Tuesday night and showed no signs of being bothered by the lower-body injury that kept him sidelined in Philadelphia's previous exhibition games.

Giroux played 16:53 in the Flyers' 4-2 win over the New York Rangers. He had two shots on net and dished out two hits.
Sep 30 - 11:27 PM

Claude Giroux (lower body) will dress in his first preseason game on Tuesday night.

"I'm fine and ready to go," said Giroux, who had been limited at camp due to a lower-body injury. "I want to make sure I'm ready to play against Boston (in the season opener Oct. 8), and for me to play this game tonight it's going to make me a better player for that game." He was between Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek during the morning skate. Coach Craig Berube also expects Giroux to play Thursday against Washington in another preseason outing.
Sep 30 - 2:16 PM

Claude Giroux (lower body) remains a possibility for Tuesday's preseason contest.

Giroux will take part in Tuesday's morning skate before a decision is made. He's been unable to play in exhibition games thus far.
Sep 29 - 5:55 PM

Claude Giroux (lower body) could play his first pre-season game as early as Tuesday.

Giroux suffered his injury in the first few minutes of the first practice session but he has been on the ice the last three days and is getting close to a return. Poolies should not be afraid to take Giroux at the end of the first round or early in the second, in most pools.
Sep 28 - 9:46 AM

Coach Craig Berube will not make Claude Giroux (lower body) play a pre-season game if he is not ready to go.

Giroux suffered his lower body injury a few moments into the first practice and is now skating and able to do everything with the exception of contact but his return to game action is still up in the air. Giroux could be back in time for the start of the NHL campaign in Boston on October 8 but he could also miss the first week of action. Nevertheless, poolies should not be afraid to take Giroux at the end of the first round or early in the second, in most pools.
Sep 27 - 10:13 AM

Claude Giroux (lower body) participated in Friday's practice.

Giroux skated alongside Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek. The Flyers hope to get Giroux into a preseason game, but nothing has been decided yet.
Sep 26 - 3:56 PM

Claude Giroux (lower body) was back at practice on Thursday.

However, he won't play against New Jersey tonight in preseason action. "He's getting better quick," coach Craig Berube said. The Flyers bench boss wants to get Giroux into some exhibition games when he's ready, but there's no timetable for that yet.
Sep 25 - 1:02 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Blair Jones
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Zac Rinaldo
4Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Samuel Morin
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery