Flyers' Claude Giroux will not attend Hockey Canada Olympic orientation camp

 

 
 
 
 
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 11: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers has a short-handed scoring chance against Robin Lehner #40 of the Ottawa Senators on April 11, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Giroux would score on the play. (Photo by /
 

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 11: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers has a short-handed scoring chance against Robin Lehner #40 of the Ottawa Senators on April 11, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Giroux would score on the play. (Photo by /

Photograph by: Len Redkoles, NHLI via Getty Images

Claude Giroux will not attend Hockey Canada's Olympic orientation camp as he continues to rehab from a finger injury.

The Philadelphia Flyers centre suffered tendon damage in his right index finger when a golf club splintered in his hands, the team said. He had surgery Aug. 15 and was at the time expected to miss five to six weeks.

"It's simply due to the injury and the rehab for now," agent Pat Brisson said in an email. "The team will be decided based on most of everyone's performance the first 25 games."

Canada's Olympic orientation camp will not include any on-ice activities. Giroux was one of 47 players invited, and it does not seem likely that he will be replaced.

Giroux tied for 13th in the NHL in points last season and figures to be part of Canada's team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, as long as he's healthy.

 
 
 
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 11: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers has a short-handed scoring chance against Robin Lehner #40 of the Ottawa Senators on April 11, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Giroux would score on the play. (Photo by /
 

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 11: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers has a short-handed scoring chance against Robin Lehner #40 of the Ottawa Senators on April 11, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Giroux would score on the play. (Photo by /

Photograph by: Len Redkoles, NHLI via Getty Images

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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