Giroux (hip) will represent Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto this fall, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Giroux underwent surgeries on his hip and abdomen in mid-May, though he expects to be ready for the international tournament. Given that the World Cup promises to be intense and precedes the start of the NHL season, this will give fantasy players a golden opportunity to confirm whether Giroux looks to be at full speed. We'd be cautiously optimistic on the captain since his rehab seems to be going well, though Giroux's detractors won't soon forget about how he produced just one point with a minus-2 rating against the Capital in the quarterfinals this past April.
Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports, adding that he's expected back for the World Cup of Hockey, which starts Sept. 17. The report specifies that it's a hernia. Either way, this might explain why Giroux struggled versus the Capitals in the first round of the playoffs, recording just one point and a minus-2 rating in six games. He looked bogged down on the ice and only managed 10 shots in the series. We'll keep you posted on Giroux's status once he officially goes under the knife and begins the rehab process.
Giroux will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Islanders, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Giroux will rest for Sunday's game for no reason other than to stay healthy for the playoffs. He will join Wayne Simmonds and Sean Couturier on the bench, opening u the spots to Scott Laughton, Jordan Weal and R.J. Umberger.
Giroux collected a helper in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout win over the Capitals. Giroux's got five points in his last five games, and the captain seems intent on ensuring a playoff berth for his Flyers. The team is off until they face the Senators on Saturday. Ottawa owns the third-highest goals allowed average, so it could be feasting time for Giroux and company.
Giroux dished out an assist and scored the game-winning goal in Monday's tilt against the Jets. The two sides looked headed for a shootout, but Giroux helped deliver the win with just 14 seconds remaining in overtime. The center has found twine in four of the last five games -- twice of the game-winning variety -- as he makes a push for his third straight 70-point campaign.
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