Friday, August 23, 2013
Claude Giroux to miss Hockey Canada camp
By ESPN.com staff
Claude Giroux will not attend Hockey Canada's national team orientation camp next week so that he can focus on rehabbing his right index finger, the Philadelphia Flyers' captain told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun via text.
At this point in time, Hockey Canada does not plan on inviting another player to the camp, which will be held Aug. 25-28 in Calgary.
Giroux had surgery on the finger last week after sustaining tendon damage when a golf club shattered and splintered into his finger.
"Although there were no broken bones, there was some damage to his extensor tendons in his finger," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement last week. "He is expected to have a full recovery in 5-6 weeks."
Last month, Philadelphia signed Giroux to an eight-year contract extension worth more than $64 million.
Giroux was hurt playing overseas during the lockout last year and finished with only 13 goals and 48 points for the Flyers. He has 291 points (91 goals, 200 assists) in 333 career games spread over six seasons in Philadelphia.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.