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Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux in Olympic contention

Flyers forward Claude Giroux. (BLAIR GABLE/Reuters file photo)

Flyers forward Claude Giroux. (BLAIR GABLE/Reuters file photo)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:02 PM ET

As Team Canada’s brass sat down in Pebble Beach this weekend, a name once dismissed has moved back on their list: Philadelphia Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux.

After going the first 15 games without a goal, many felt Giroux, an Orléans resident, had played his way off the team, but five goals in his last 14 games heading into Monday’s visit to Ottawa has placed him back on the radar screen.

Whether Giroux, 25, can do enough to book a trip to Sochi remains to be seen, but at the very least his hard work is beginning to pay dividends and the Flyers have moved to within striking distance of a playoff spot.


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