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Giroux Undergoes Surgery to Index Finger

In a freak golfing accident, Flyers captain Claude Giroux underwent successful surgery on his right index finger. His golf club shattered, tearing his extensor tendon, according to a statement by GM Paul Holmgren. No bones were broken.

Giroux has since dropped out of the golf tournament in Ottawa. His recovery time is expected to be 5-to-6 weeks.

The regular season begins on October 2. With that recovery time, he will likely miss a fraction of training camp, but he should at least be ready for the start of the season.

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