Flyers captain Claude Giroux is in a recent groove, having scored points in six consecutive games heading into Sunday's home matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Giroux seemed out of sorts for a long stretch before this streak, and after Sunday's optional morning skate, he talked about how difficult it was rebounding from offseason surgery.

On May 17 Giroux had surgery to repair his right hip and an abdominal tear. In late August before training camp, he said he was 100 percent.

It turns out that wasn't really the case. Giroux has never used injuries as an excuse, but when he was asked Sunday how difficult it was to get past the injury mentally and physically, he opened up somewhat.

"When you try to make plays you used to make and can't really make them, it is frustrating and confusing," Giroux said. "When you start getting the confidence back, you know you can make those plays you just go out there and make it happen."

The hip injury was more difficult to overcome.