Report: Giroux to skip Canada's orientation camp

Report: Giroux to skip Canada's orientation camp
August 23, 2013, 3:30 pm
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Claude Giroux led the Flyers in scoring last season, registering 13 goals and 35 assists in 48 games. (AP)

Flyers captain Claude Giroux will not attend Hockey Canada's summer orientation camp, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

Giroux suffered a right index finger injury that required surgery last week while preparing for the Ottawa Sun Scramble golf event and is expected to miss five to six weeks. He has opted to skip Hockey Canada's camp in order to focus on his rehabilitation.

The 25-year-old was one of 25 forwards invited to the camp, which is scheduled to begin Sunday in Calgary.

LeBrun also reported that Hockey Canada doesn't intend to invite another player in Giroux's absence.

The camp will not feature any on-ice activity but will, however, focus on information and team-bonding, according to Team Canada executive directer Steve Yzerman.

Giroux led the Flyers in scoring last season, registering 13 goals and 35 assists in 48 games.