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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 pitched in another two assists in Philadelphia's 4-3 loss to the Lightning on Thursday night.
Giroux has lived up to his billing as an elite fantasy forward so far this season, as the 26-year-old now has 13 points through 10 games and six points during his current four game point streak. Giroux also had two penalty minutes and four shots in the loss. Oct 30 - 11:15 PM

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Claude Giroux has enjoyed three multi-point games in his last four contests.

Giroux has two goals and nine points in seven games this season. That's in contrast to his start to the 2013-14 campaign where he didn't even record a point until his sixth contest. Barring an injury, Giroux should be one of the league's scoring leaders this season.
Oct 23 - 9:19 AM

Claude Giroux scored a goal and an assist in the season opener against the Devils, Thursday night.

The Captain started the Flyers' second period comeback, three goals in 4:15, with a nifty low-snipe to the far side making it 3-1. He later assisted on Wayne Simmonds' tying goal four minutes later. He led his team in shots with seven and played 19:33 including 4:54 on the powerplay, winning 57% of his faceoffs.
Oct 10 - 1:19 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Vincent Lecavalier
3Brayden Schenn
4Sean Couturier
5Blair Jones
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Brandon Manning
10Kimmo Timonen
11Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery