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Giroux leads Flyers by Coyotes in return from injury

Go-ahead goal in 4-2 win is captain's 500th NHL point

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers depend on captain Claude Giroux to make an impact, and he provided one in his return to the lineup Saturday against the Arizona Coyotes at Wells Fargo Center.

Giroux, in his first game back after a three-game absence because of an upper-body injury, scored the go-ahead goal in the first period and helped the Flyers to a 4-2 victory.

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Flyers' Giroux gets 500th NHL point with goal

Philadelphia captain scores on power play goal against Coyotes

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

Giroux scores 500th point on PPG

ARI@PHI: Giroux nets power-play goal for 500th point

2/27/16: Claude Giroux snipes a goal into the net for his 500th career point, putting the Flyers up by a goal late in the 1st period

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Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux had his 500th NHL point Saturday.

Giroux, who had missed the past three games because of an upper-body injury, returned Saturday against the Arizona Coyotes and scored a power-play goal with 2:19 remaining in the first period to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead.

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Voracek out, Giroux possible for Flyers against Coyotes

Domingue in goal for Arizona with Philadelphia missing forward

by Kristen Nelson / Correspondent

COYOTES (27-28-6) at FLYERS (27-22-11)
TV: 1 p.m. ET; CSN-PH, NHL.TV
Season series:
The Philadelphia Flyers and the Arizona Coyotes split two games last season; the Coyotes won the first 4-2, and the Flyers won the second 4-3 in a shootout. Goaltender Mike Smith made 42 saves in Arizona's shootout loss. Coyotes forward Antoine Vermette had two goals and two assists, and Flyers forward R.J. Umberger had three goals and one assist.

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Flyers forward Voracek out against Coyotes

Claude Giroux practices, could play vs. Arizona @NHLdotcom

Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek won't play Saturday against the Arizona Coyotes (1 p.m. ET; CSN-PH, NHL.TV) because of a lower-body injury, general manager Ron Hextall said Friday.

Voracek, who will be re-evaluated Monday, is second on the Flyers in scoring with 48 points (10 goals) in 60 games. He has played in 286 straight games, tying him for third all-time in franchise history with Jeff Carter.

Forward Claude Giroux who has missed the past three games with an upper-body injury, was back at practice Friday and could return to the lineup Saturday, according to Giroux leads the Flyers with 49 points and is third with 16 goals.

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