Claude Giroux has a lower-body injury, perhaps something wrong with his groin or leg, and he left practice just a few minutes into the first day of Flyers training camp Friday.
Ron Hextall announced that the team is evaluating Giroux's condition and will only say that it's a lower-body ailment. Initial reports from Voorhees made it seem like this was nothing serious, but then time passed and Giroux didn't return. Darroll Powe, in Flyers camp on an AHL contract, replace Giroux in line rushes, and Claude never returned to the ice.
Judging from these comments from onlookers, it seems like a muscle problem in his leg is the best guess ... but we'll see.
Giroux leaves ice early into first day of #flyers camp. Don't think he's hurt. No contact yet. pic.twitter.com/ofbxnnKy9G— Randy Miller (@RandyJMiller) September 19, 2014
@RandyJMiller @billmeltzer he was pointing to his side or groin before he left the ice. After he raced for the puck he screamed— Jeanine Sieracki (@jsieracki918) September 19, 2014
For the record, it didn't look like anything too serious with Giroux as he left the ice.— Bill Meltzer (@billmeltzer) September 19, 2014
#Flyers GM Ron Hextall has announced that captain Claude Giroux has a lower-body injury and is being evaluated.— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 19, 2014