Speedy recovery: Giroux (lower body) to play vs. Rangers tonight

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Claude Giroux was supposed to miss at least two weeks with a lower-body injury suffered at the onset of Flyers training camp.

Turns out he’ll only miss 11 days.

Giroux will make his preseason debut tonight at Wells Fargo when the Flyers host the Rangers, the club announced. The Flyers captain returns to the lineup after missing his club’s first six preseason games; he admitted he was “frustrated” with being sidelined and appears to have expedited his return, though the Flyers wouldn’t commit to him playing beyond Tuesday’s affair.

Philly finishes the second of a back-to-back with the Rangers tonight, then wraps its preseason with a game against the Caps in Washington on Thursday.