Claude Giroux to Return for the Flyers Tonight vs Rangers
VOORHEES – The wait is over to see Claude Giroux return to game play. No. 28 took morning skate before the second-to-last preseason game, which will be his first action since the Flyers were knocked out of the playoffs in Game 7 of the first round by the New York Rangers five months ago.
Giroux hurt himself roughly 10 minutes into the first practice of training camp and didn't skate for about a week, suffering from what the team called a "lower-body" injury, which is thought to be a groin pull. While coach Craig Berube wanted to see Giroux get a game or two in with his linemates, Giroux was focused on preparing for the regular-season opener Oct. 8 in Boston. It seems as though the captain is ready.
"If I didn't think I was 100 percent, I wouldn't be playing," Giroux said. "I've been battling the last few practices and I feel good, so I'm ready to play."
Giroux will finally play a game with linemates Brayden Schenn and Jake Voracek, although he's practiced with them for nearly a week. Voracek has been on right wing the whole time, but Schenn had been playing center while Giroux was out.
Here's the rest of the lines according to Tuesday's morning skate.