The Philadelphia Flyers are currently beginning a five-game road trip with the first game coming against the Colorado Avalanche on Dec. 19. Injured forward Claude Giroux is not expected to return to the lineup during the trip.
Giroux returned to practice today at the Pepsi Center to skate as part of a 90-minute workout (via CSN Philly). Giroux is still currently out indefinitely as he recovers from a concussion he sustained on Dec. 10 during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
After his session, Giroux discussed his progress
"It's progress and you want to test yourself a little bit more every day," Giroux said. "Obviously, in Colorado it's a little harder to get back in shape [thin air]. But it was a good test to see where I was. I felt good."
However, Giroux has no intention of coming back too fast
"I'm aware of what could happen if I come back too fast," he said. "My reaction could be slower. I'm aware of stuff. The coaching staff and [trainer] Jim [McCrossin] are making sure I don't rush into it."
Giroux leads the Atlantic Division-leading Flyers with 16 goals, 23 assists and 39 points this season.
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