Flyers' Holmgren: Giroux extension 'close,' not done

Center Claude Giroux led the Flyers in points scored in each of the last three seasons, including 93 in 2011-12.
Center Claude Giroux led the Flyers in points scored in each of the last three seasons, including 93 in 2011-12. (Associated Press)
Posted: July 06, 2013

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren denied reports Thursday night that the team had finalized a contract extension with captain Claude Giroux.

Holmgren said that the deal with Giroux was "close," and that he expects to "get it done Friday or Saturday." The team and the 25-year-old center are working on a deal that is believed to be for eight years and $66.2 million.

Giroux is slated to earn $5 million this season with a cap hit of $3.5 million, according to capgeek.com.

Giroux was named the Flyers' captain last season. He finished the 48-game, strike-shortened season with 13 goals and 35 assists for 48 points.

Since the 2009-10 season, he has missed only five games. His best statistical season was 2011-12, when he collected 28 goals and 65 assists for 93 points.

He has led the team in points in each of the last three seasons.

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