Giroux gets x-ray on ankle

PITTSBURGH -- Claude Giroux received an x-ray on his ankle post-game, after being hit in the skate with a shot in the Flyers’ 3-2 opening night win over division-rival Pittsburgh.

Giroux declined to talk about the injury but was seen visibly favoring his ankle while walking back to the locker room.

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Giroux could have an ankle injury.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Giroux’s injury was “nothing,” less than five minutes after Giroux returned from the x-ray room. Holmgren had not even received the results yet.

Giroux will be re-evaluated on Friday in St. Louis but Holmgren said he will be fine for Saturday night’s game against the Blues.

Then again, we’ve heard this before - just last week regarding Michael Leighton’s lower back injury.

Check Twitter on Friday for updates from practice in St. Louis at http://twitter.com/DNFlyers.

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Jeff Carter, who was a minus-1 with three shots on goal, played just 15:20. That’s a full 5:22 less than linemate Mike Richards. Carter, who has been a fixture in the past on the penalty kill, did not play a single second shorthanded last night. The Flyers were 4-for-5 on the penalty kill, including the biggest kill of the night in the final 74 seconds.

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