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Giroux: ‘I will be ready for the season’

Sep 4, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

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Flyers captain Claude Giroux is confident he’ll be ready for Philadelphia’s first game of the regular season on Oct. 2. However, he’s not sure if he’ll be able to play at all in the preseason.

“I will be ready for the season, but I am not going to force it,” Giroux said, per CSN Philly. “If I am healthy, I’m playing and I want to. I would like to get a game in to get the feel for a game first.”

Giroux, of course, suffered tendon damage in his right hand while playing golf a few weeks ago in Ottawa. He’s currently skating, but not shooting.

“All I can do now is get in game shape,” he said. “It’s obviously hard because you need to play a game, but it’s a lot of start and stops. That’s what I am doing.”

  1. goodolejr - Sep 4, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Can’t we just fast forward to camp already? I’m so tired of the re-hashing of old stories. Gee wiz.

  2. philk0731 - Sep 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    …until he pulls a hammy playing Ping Pong. This guy is a mess.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Sep 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      Haha a mess? Why? Because of a freak injury? Gimme a break. People get hurt in strange situations everyday, doesn’t make them a mess. Not to mention Giroux is an elite level athlete at the top of an intensely tough sport.

  3. flyerguy73 - Sep 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    He will be fine.

  4. icelovinbrotha215 - Sep 4, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Just don’t rush it G. It’s a long season. Looking forward to training camp.

  5. tru2joelu4eva - Sep 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    the league is better when giroux is playing in it. here’s to hoping he’s 100%.

  6. bigrboland - Sep 5, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Yes! Not sure how we hockey fans would get by without the “best hockey player in the world” on the ice.

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