And just in time for Saturday afternoon's game against the Arizona Coyotes, it looks like the captain could be back.
In Voorhees filling in for @tpanotchCSN. Flyers captain Claude Giroux is on the ice for practice.— Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) February 26, 2016
The Flyers have played a pair of very good hockey games this week without their captain, and that's a good sign. But look: the power play, for one, revolves around Claude Giroux. It's not necessarily shocking that Giroux went out of the lineup and Shayne Gostisbehere's point streak abruptly ended a game later. He is the best player, and they need him back ASAP if they want a realistic shot at the postseason.
He is the engine that makes the Flyers go, and getting him back in the lineup for a stretch of upcoming games against weak opponents that the Flyers absolutely need to capitalize on ... well, that'd just be huge.