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Giroux among five Flyers who need off-season surgery

Associated Press

5/19/2012 3:45:10 PM

PHILADELPHIA -- All-Star forward Claude Giroux headlines a list of five Philadelphia Flyers who needed off-season surgery.

Giroux had surgery on his right wrist to repair torn cartilage and surgery on left wrist to remove bone spurs. He needs six weeks of recovery time.

Forward Wayne Simmonds had surgery to repair a broken left index finger. His recovery time is four to six weeks.

Defenceman Matt Carle had surgery to repair a torn stomach muscle. His recovery time is four to six weeks.

Defenceman Kimmo Timonen will have surgery next week to remove a disc fragment from his lower back. Full recovery is expected in eight to 10 weeks.

Forward James van Riemsdyk will have surgery next week to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. His recovery time is six weeks.

The Flyers had 103 points in the regular season and defeated Pittsburgh in Round 1, before losing to New Jersey in five games in Round 2.