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Fantasy Fare: Flyers back in focus

Flyers captain Claude Giroux has seen his points total jump from six to 13 over the past seven...

Flyers captain Claude Giroux has seen his points total jump from six to 13 over the past seven games. (Getty Images)

Joel Colomby, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:05 PM ET

It looks safe to jump back on the Philadelphia Flyers fantasy bandwagon.

While the team was struggling through the first month or so of the season, pool staples such as Claude Giroux, Vincent Lecavalier, Scott Hartnell and Kimmo Timonen were upping the frustration meter on their owners with few points and dreadful plus-minus totals.

However, the Flyers’ long-awaited surge has put their top players -- some of whom may already been dropped and are available -- back on the radar. Since opening November with just two total goals in four games, the Flyers have tallied 21 times in six games, going 5-0-1 heading into Saturday’s tilt against the Islanders. And, again proving that scoring is infectious, it’s been an across-the-board turnaround.

Giroux finally netted his first (and second) goals of the season during the run, and has added four assists and a plus-6. He has more than doubled his season points totals the past seven games and is finally producing like a first-ro


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