Before home games, Giroux and Simmonds play basketball in a long Wells Fargo Center corridor that is down the hall from their locker room.
Asked if he was worried about being injured, Giroux said he and Simmonds would play for only a few minutes.
"But I do get hurt in weird ways, so I'll have to be careful," said Giroux, who needed hand surgery after a freak golf injury in August.
Flyers coach Craig Berube was caught off-guard about his two forwards facing the Globetrotters.
"I don't know anything about it," he said.
When told the specifics, Berube said, "They better tape their ankles."
. Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn is eager to return to Toronto, even though fans and media labeled him an underachiever when he played there - and even though he knows he will be booed every time he touches the puck at the Air Canada Centre.
"That's the place I was drafted, played four years there, have a lot of great friends," Schenn said. "So it's exciting to go back. It's hard to believe we only go there one time a year now."
Several Flyers grew up in the Toronto area and get an extra kick playing there, including Steve Mason, Simmonds, Zac Rinaldo, Steve Downie, and Matt Read.
The Flyers confirmed they are paying half of Andrej Meszaros' pro-rated salary. The defenseman was dealt to Boston on Wednesday, and he will earn $5.5 million this season ($4 million cap hit).