The Philadelphia Flyers got bad news when they learned captain Claude Giroux is expected to be out of action for 5-6 weeks.
Giroux underwent surgery on his index finger after his club snapped during a round of golf in Ottawa.
“Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux had successful surgery this afternoon on his right index finger performed by Dr. Katherine Boyd at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Canada,” Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. “Giroux was golfing today when his golf club shattered and splintered into his index finger. Although there were no broken bones, there was some damage to his extensor tendons in his finger. He is expected to have a full recovery in 5-6 weeks.”
Giroux underwent surgery on both wrists in May 2012, after the Flyers were eliminated in Round 2 by the Devils. His right wrist needed to have some torn cartilage repaired, and his left needed to have bone spurs removed.