Claude Giroux Injury: Updates on Flyers Star's Upper Body and Return

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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The Philadelphia Flyers' disappointing season hit another speed bump when star center Claude Giroux  suffered an upper-body injury. However, he's ready to make his return. 

Continue for updates.


Giroux Active vs. Coyotes

Saturday, Feb. 27

John Boruk of CSN Philadelphia reported Giroux is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against Arizona.


Giroux Is Irreplaceable Talent for Flyers 

Giroux has been one of the NHL's most durable players over the last six seasons, including in the first 57 games this year, missing a total of just six games since the 2009-10 season. One of those absences in 2012 was due to a suspension. 

The 28-year-old is revered for his all-around skill set, ranking 18th on the Hockey News' (via SwissHabs, h/t Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports) preseason list of the top 50 players, with the report labeling him "one of the most creative and deceptive setup men."

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