(PHILADELPHIA) — In a stroke of bad luck, the Philadelphia Flyers find their best player on the shelf after center Claude Giroux injured his right index finger while golfing.
Giroux suffered tendon damage after a club shattered and then splintered into his finger at an Ottawa golf course.
The Flyers’ captain has had surgery to repair the injury, and is expected to make a full recovery.
“Although there were no broken bones, there was some damage to his extensor tendons in his finger,” Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said. “He is expected to have a full recovery in 5-6 weeks.”
This past month, Giroux signed an eight-year contract extension worth more than $64 million.
Giroux has been with the Flyers his entire career with the Flyers after making his debut for the organization during the 2007-2008 season.
In the lockout shorted 2012-2013 season, Giroux scored 13 goals to go along with 35 assists.
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