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Giroux (lower body) a ‘possibility’ Tuesday

New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Four

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 25: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the New York Rangers in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on April 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Rangers 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux hasn’t played in a preseason game yet, but that might finally change on Tuesday.

Although nothing is set in stone, Flyers coach Craig Berube called him a “possibility” for that contest, per CSN Philly. Philadelphia’s plan won’t be finalized until after Giroux tests his injury during tomorrow’s morning skate.

Giroux is hoping to participate in at least one preseason game so that he can be ready for the team’s opening game. If he can’t play Tuesday, then his last option will be Thursday’s contest against Washington.

“He wants to play,” Berube said. “There’s no doubt about it, but you also have to be careful, you know?”

Giroux had 28 goals and 86 points in 82 games last season, but he also got off to a sluggish start -- along with the rest of the Flyers -- in 2013-14. He’s trying to avoid a similar scenario this year.

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