Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux said Thursday he has no interest in being traded.
"I've been in Philly for nine years and I don't plan on leaving," the Flyers captain told CSNPhilly.com. "Like I said, it's not for me to make those decisions, and I'm not leaving."
Giroux, 29, has five seasons remaining on an eight-year contract he signed July 5, 2013. It has an average annual value of $8.275 million and includes a no-movement clause, according to CapFriendly.com.
Giroux has 57 points (14 goals, 43 assists) in 80 games this season. His goals and points have declined in each of the three seasons since 2013-14, when he was third in the NHL with 86 points (28 goals, 58 assists). He had surgery on his right hip and abdominal muscles in May.
Giroux was selected by the Flyers in the first round (No. 22) of the 2006 NHL Draft, and he's 10th in Flyers history with 574 points (180 goals, 394 assists) in 654 games. He has been captain since the 2012-13 season; this is the third time in five seasons the Flyers have missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
"When you don't make the playoffs, everything is possible," Giroux said of the possibility of a trade. "But at the end of the day, that's not our job, not things we want to focus on. We have to focus on just getting better."