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Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere had successful surgeries, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said Tuesday night.

Giroux and Gostisbehere both underwent right hip and bilateral lower abdominal procedures. The hip surgeries were performed Dr. Eric Kropf and the abdominal surgeries by Dr. William Meyers.

Hextall last Saturday said both injuries are common.

"This is a typical hockey hip, whatever you want to call it, and it leads to the abdominal area, so they're connected," Hextall said. "One leads to the other. Like I said, this is a typical hip surgery that a lot of hockey players are getting.

"It's certainly not a surgery our doctors or [trainer] Jimmy [McCrossin] or anyone else is concerned about. I don't want to play it down, but it's almost like a maintenance surgery for the body."

Gostisbehere is a Calder Memorial Trophy finalist, coming off a season in which he posted a 15-game point streak from Jan. 19 to Feb. 20, the longest ever by a Flyers rookie and first-year NHL defenseman. 

Giroux led the Flyers in points (67) and assists (45), while finishing third in goals (22).