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Giroux hurt as Flyers open camp
Claude Giroux
Claude Giroux suffered a lower-body injury 15 minutes into Friday's practice.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is expected to be sidelined approximately two weeks after suffering an undisclosed lower-body injury on the first day of training camp.

Giroux exited the ice around 15 minutes into Friday's practice. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall later said the star center's injury is a new occurrence and he entered camp in good health.

"This just happened today. It's the first day of camp and guys go 100 miles per-hour and things happen," Hextall said. "Obviously its not the way you want to start. That's the hand we were dealt and we're going to deal with it."

The Flyers open their regular season in just under three weeks with a matchup at Boston on Oct. 8.

Jackets, Johansen still far apart
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Considering the young franchise is coming off the first playoff appearance in team history, the Columbus Blue Jackets should be eager to get the 2014-15 season underway.

However, when NHL training camps open Thursday, the Blue Jackets could be without a key component of their memorable 2013-14 campaign as centerman Ryan Johansen remains unsigned.

Johansen, a restricted free agent, is taking a hard-line stance to negotiating his next contract, and part of his strategy could include holding out from training camp.  Full Story

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