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Flyers' Giroux day-to-day, could play Tuesday

GM Hextall also says Del Zotto out 3-4 months

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Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux skated Sunday and could play Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Giroux, who has 49 points in 57 games this season, sustained an upper-body injury in a 3-2 shootout win against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday and missed a 5-4 overtime win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Hextall said defenseman Michael Del Zotto will have ligament surgery on his wrist and will be out 3-4 months. Del Zotto, who has 13 points in 52 games, was injured in a 2-1 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils on Feb. 13 and has been on injured reserve since.

Center Sean Couturier skated Sunday and is ahead of schedule, according to Hextall. Couturier sustained a reoccurrence of a lower-body injury he sustained on Feb. 4.

Center Jordan Weal is on track with approximately two weeks left of recovery from and upper-body injury sustained Feb. 16, Hextall said.

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