Flyers’ Claude Giroux returns to lineup after missing five games

TAMPA, Fla. – Philadelphia right wing Claude Giroux returned to the Flyers’ lineup Thursday night against Tampa Bay after missing five games because of a concussion.

Giroux was hurt on Jan. 2 when he was elbowed in the head by Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry, who was suspended four games by the NHL.

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Giroux was the Flyers’ first-round pick in the 2006 entry draft. He had two assists in four games this season before getting hurt.