Found August 15, 2013 on Puck Drunk Love:
While soaking up the final remnants of his preseason before training camp starts, Claude Giroux severely injured his hand while playing golf in Ottawa. The Philadelphia Flyers center and captain had a club shatter and splinter in his hands, causing damage to the tendons in his index finger.  Giroux underwent surgery in an area hospital to repair the injury. While addressing the media with regards to the injury, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren stated that he is expected to miss five to six weeks. While that would cause Giroux to miss the entire preseason, it would keep him on pace to dress for the Flyers first regular season game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Wells Fargo Center, barring any setbacks.  News of the Giroux injury brought back memories of an injury sustained by then-St. Louis Blue Erik Johnson. In 2008, while on a team golf outing, Johnson was driving a golf cart when his right foot was caught between the brake and the accelerator and ended up tearing ...

Flyers' Giroux has finger surgery

Flyers captain Claude Giroux had surgery on his right index finger after getting injured on a golf course in Ottawa. Giroux sustained tendon damage when a golf club shattered and splintered into his finger Thursday. It's unknown what caused the club to shatter. Giroux is expected to make a full recovery in five to six weeks. Last month, Philadelphia signed Giroux to an eight...

Hockey Hilarity: Of Course Claude Giroux, Of Course

Hey everyone! Welcome to another Hockey Hilarity. This time, with both a heavy heart and hysterical laughing fit, I must talk about the elephant in the room: Claude Giroux actually, seriously, honestly did injure himself golfing… In a really weird, and yet oddly overly masculine way. The Philadelphia Flyers‘ newly signed for the next eight years captain, shattered his golf club...

Fore serious? Giroux needs finger surgery after golf club shatters

From the Associated Press: Flyers captain Claude Giroux had surgery on his right index finger after getting injured on a golf course in Ottawa. Giroux sustained tendon damage when a golf club shattered and splintered into his finger Thursday. It's unknown what caused the club to shatter. Giroux is expected to make a full recovery in five to six weeks. Last month...

Giroux hurts finger playing golf, recovery time pegged at 5-to-6 weeks

Say what you will from a personnel standpoint, but the 2013 offseason for the Philadelphia Flyers is such that you have to wonder what larger force at work is telling us that the unexpected always cuts both ways. Late Thursday night, word filtered down from Canada’s capital region that center, captain and star Claude Giroux suffered a freak injury while playing golf and had to...

Claude Giroux Out 5-6 Weeks After Golfing Mishap

Maybe NHL players should just live in a plastic bubble when they are away from the ice. It doesn’t matter if they are eating pancakes, picking up a crack from the floor, or spending a relaxing day on a boat, they just can’t resist injuring themselves in bizarre ways. This years victim is Philadelphia Flyer captain Claude Giroux who fell victim to a golf club malfunction during...

Claude Giroux needs surgery after injuring finger playing golf

Hockey players are some of the toughest dudes on the planet, which is why they rarely ever make our ever-growing list of weird injuries that we have featured on LBS over the years. However, Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux recently had a golf course mishap that we like to hope is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Giroux […]

Giroux Sidelined 5-6 Weeks After Surgery

The Philadelphia Flyers will be without captain Claude Giroux till at least the opening of the NHL season. Giroux had surgery on his right index finger after playing golf today. The injury occurred after his club shattered into two and the fragmented piece went into his finger. Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren released a statement on the team’s website: [...]

Flyers Have Defensive Core for Future

Shayne Ghostisbehere, Sam Morin, and Robert Hagg converse at the Flyers’ 2013 Development Camp ( For the past few years, defense has certainly not been a strong point for the Philadelphia Flyers. That may be an understatement. In the 2011-12 season, the Flyers ranked eleventh in the National Hockey League for most goals against. In [...]

Claude Giroux Undergoes Finger Surgery After Golfing Accident, Will Miss Five to Six Weeks

An equipment malfunction on the golf course, of all places, will keep Claude Giroux off the ice until late September. According to a statement released by Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren on Thursday, Giroux underwent finger surgery to repair exterior tendon damage after the captain’s golf club “shattered and splintered into his index finger.” The exact details of Giroux’s...

Frequent Flyer Miles: Shelley retires and becomes announcer, Printz to Allsvenskan, Rowe hangs up skates

A small number of former Philadelphia Flyers, draft picks, and players who were once linked to the organization moved this week, as three former Flyers altered their careers and a former Trenton Titan retired. The biggest news of the week relating to former Flyers is the retirement of Jody Shelley. The enforcer announced his decision to walk away from his playing career early...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Voracek

Can Voracek Duplicate His Success from Last Season? Amidst a forgettable 2013 season for the Philadelphia Flyers, the play of Bobby Clarke Trophy winner Jakub Voracek was the biggest positive. Building upon his strong play during the 2012 stretch drive and playoffs, Voracek, who turns 24 today, led the team with a career-high 22 goals in 48 games. The Czech winger was one point...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Giroux and Lappy Suffer Mishaps

The Philadelphia Flyers have not played a game in more than three months and still have a month-and-half to go before the 2013-14 regular season gets underway. The seemingly endless offseason has been a rough one for members of the organization. In late May, right winger Jakub Voracek was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic. His vehicle was totaled but things could...
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