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Flyers' Giroux, Gostisbehere to have surgery Tuesday

Each expected to be sidelined up to three months

by @NHL /

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere will each have surgery Tuesday to repair his right hip and a bilateral lower-abdominal tear.

Giroux and Gostisbehere are expected to be sidelined up to three months.

Giroux, 28, had 22 goals and 45 assists for a Flyers-leading 67 points in 78 games during the regular season for the Flyers. He had one assist in a six-game loss to the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Gostisbehere, a finalist for the 2016 Calder Trophy with Artemi Panarin of the Chicago Blackhawks and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, had 17 goals and 29 assists in 64 games during the regular season. Gostisbehere, 23, led NHL rookie defensemen in goals, assists, points, power-play goals (eight) and power-play points (22). He had a 15-game point streak, an NHL record for rookie defensemen and a Flyers rookie record.

He had one goal and one assist in six playoff games.

Giroux was not on the 16-man prliminary roster for Team Canada, and Gostisbehere was not on the Team USA roster, for the World Cup of Hockey, which begins Sept. 17. The full roster for those teams will be announced May 27.

Three months from the surgery will be Aug 24.

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