Giroux makes a surprise return, why Voracek might get to 90, Dupuis is out and more…
That Claude Giroux is one tough cookie. I’m not certain what his specific injury was but the word until just a couple minutes before puck drop was that Giroux would miss a couple of games. Instead he dressed and skated in his usual spot.
This is nothing new for Giroux who has played through many an injury in his career. He has missed just four games since becoming a full-time NHL player. You can’t put a price on that reliability.
Giroux has never been the fastest guy in the game but he did look like he was labouring last night. Just didn’t have a big burst to his game. That didn’t stop his line with Brayden Schenn and