Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux made another step in his recovery from surgery to repair two tendons in his right index finger Friday, shooting pucks for the first time since Aug. 15 surgery.
Giroux had injured his hand in a golf outing when a club sliced two tendons in his finger, and after surgery the same day, his prognosis for recovery was five to six weeks. But during his on-ice session Thursday he handled pucks and made some passes, and Friday saw him start shooting pucks.
“When I got on the ice I started to stickhandle and it was feeling really good,” Giroux told reporters in Philadelphia. “I know I can’t be rushing it, [but] I really wasn’t shooting hard. I was just trying to see what I can do.”
Giroux is trying to move as fast as he can in his recovery, but said he knows not to overdo it.