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Giroux to skip Canada's Olympic orientation camp

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8/23/2013 11:28:34 AM
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Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux has cancelled any weekend travel plans to Calgary.

The 25-year-old Giroux says he's not going to attend Hockey Canada's summer orientation camp ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.

Giroux - who underwent surgery on his index finger on Thursday after his club snapped during a round of golf in Ottawa - is opting instead to focus on rehabbing the injury.

He is expected to be out of action for 5-6 weeks.

Giroux was one of 25 forwards invoted last July to the camp, scheduled to begin Sunday in Calgary.

At this point in time, Hockey Canada doesn't intend to invite another player in his absence, according to LeBrun.

The camp will not feature on-ice activity due to insurance concerns with the players' respective NHL clubs but will instead focus on information and team-bonding, according to Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman.

Giroux has been a standout with the Flyers over the past three seasons, leading the team in points every year since 2010-11.

Originally selected in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Flyers, Giroux has amassed 91 goals and 200 assists in 333 career NHL games.

Catch live coverage of Hockey Canada's Olympic orientation camp media conference on TSN and Sunday at 5pm et/2pm pt.

Claude Giroux (Photo: Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)


(Photo: Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
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