After getting some practice in during training camp, Flyers captain, Claude Giroux, looks like he will be ready to play in Tuesday’s exhibition game against the New Jersey Devils. He tore five tendons in his hand this summer when his golf club broke and split his hand open. Giroux received medical clearance to start shooting pucks last Wednesday before heading to a four-day retreat with the team.
“I’ll know Tuesday morning, but right now the plan is for me to play,” said Giroux. He seems anxious to play in some preseason games before the regular season opener next Wednesday, October 2, against the Maple Leafs. Laviolette commented on Giroux’s progress going forward, but declined to say whether or not Giroux’s recovery is “on schedule.” Holmgren will ultimately decide after Giroux’s final visit to the doctor.
Giroux looks like he will be ready to go, saying “If there was pain, I don’t think I’d be shooting.” If you have not seen him shooting pucks into a bucket from the blue line, definitely check that out on YouTube. The video shows his solid puck handling skills, but it would still be good for him to get some play time in the exhibition game this Tuesday before the season starts.