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Giroux playing Wed. in Dallas?

DALLAS _ Claude Giroux didn't rule out the possibility of returning to the lineup Wednesday night in Dallas.

The Flyers' star center had been sidelined with a concussion since Dec. 10 and has missed the last four games.

Speaking to reporters after Tuesday's practice at the American Airlines Arena, Giroux said he didn't have any problems, and that "if it keeps feeling better and better," he would probably be in the lineup "pretty soon."

As soon as Wednesday against the Dallas Stars?

"Maybe," he said.

Giroux, 23, had contact for the first time since he returned to practice on Sunday. He battled defenseman Braydon Coburn at one point. "I went in the corners with Coby and told him to hit me a little bit," he said with a smile.

GM Paul Holmgren said Giroux has been cleared to play, and that he is officially listed as "day to day."

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