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Claude Giroux headlines Flyers’ offseason surgery list

May 19, 2012, 10:43 AM EDT

Claude Giroux AP

It’s been nearly two weeks since the Flyers were bounced out of the playoffs but we finally know who was left hurting from the postseason.

The Flyers announced five players will have or have already had surgery to repair issues stemming from the playoffs and regular season. Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Carle, Kimmo Timonen, and James van Riemsdyk will all have undergone surgery before the end of next week to fix up separate issues. Here’s the rundown:

  • Giroux –  Surgery on both wrists. Recovery time: 6 weeks.
  • Carle –  Surgery to repair torn stomach muscles. Recovery time: 4-6 weeks.
  • Simmonds – Surgery to repair broken left index finger. Recovery time: 4-6 weeks.
  • Timonen – Will have surgery next week to remove disc fragment from lower back. Recovery time: 8-10 weeks.
  • van Riemsdyk – Will have surgery next week to repair torn labrum in right hip. Recovery time: 6 weeks.

It’s going to be a tough summer for those five, especially for Carle as he could be an unrestricted free agent come July 1, but with their recovery time not taking them into September all should be well by the time training camp rolls around. All of a sudden, the Flyers’ no-show in the second round makes a lot more sense.

  1. lindroshasalzhiemers - May 19, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    here comes the filthi excuses!!!! hahahahahhh ur team is trash!!! soup can army

    • cleverbob - May 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      We’ve moved on. You should too.

    • paulsdamnblog - May 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM

      You’re an idiot, do the world and the nicer parts of Pittsburgh a favor and close your breathing holes.

    • cleverbob - May 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM

      Nice projection. So far, no excuses, just trolling Pens fans with nothing to do with themselves.

  2. broadstbully33 - May 19, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    all those injuries or excuses as u call them and philly still trashed ur team embarrassed ur goalie and made ur sad little team show their pathetic cheap dirty colors

  3. bobhpine - May 19, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    An ld then didn’t win the cup just like every year

    • spiffy53 - May 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      i really like watching the conference final between the rangers and the penguins. wait, what? it’s the devils? but the penguins were supposed to win. that’s what i thought.

  4. bobhpine - May 19, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Where will the eastern conference semifinal appearance banner be raised?

    • spiffy53 - May 19, 2012 at 1:32 PM

      right next to the crosby and malkin golf handicap banner from the day after their early exit. did i mention their early exit?

  5. vasteelerfan - May 19, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Is Claudette g getting the overdue sex change he/she needs?

    • eaglesfan723 - May 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      Sour grapes…very pitiful you need to throw out such a juvenile joke to try to compensate for your teams early exit from the playoffs.

  6. bobhpine - May 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM


  7. bobhpine - May 19, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    The funny thing is, filthy actually does commemorate playoff appearances with banners… #thatsallyouhavewhenyouneverwinthecup

  8. hockinj25 - May 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    People really need to get a life.

  9. lindroshasalzhiemers - May 19, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    claudette is a soup can sid wannabe. ur team showed their true losing colors since 1975!! keep on dreaming filthy its never going to happen

  10. GenoPringles - May 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Overused those wrists skiing in the locker room between Fartsmell n jagr

  11. steelpenguin71 - May 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Any flyers fan calling any other team dirty? WOW! HELLLO POT, KETTLE SPEAKING….. Is Claudia getting his tubes tied too?

  12. nyrangersfan - May 20, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Giroux will never be the same after the surgerys.

    • cleverbob - May 20, 2012 at 8:13 AM

      From torn cartilage and bone spurs? Seams pretty routine.

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