The NHL has slapped Claude Giroux with a suspension for Game 5 of the Philadelphia Flyers series against the New Jersey Devils for a hit on Dainius Zubrus during last night’s game.
BREAKING NEWS: Claude Giroux was given a 1 game suspension by the NHL for a hit on Dainius Zubrus during the 2nd period of last night’s game
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) May 7, 2012
Giroux said following the game that he is not a dirty player and that he had no intention of hitting Zubrus in the head.
The 22-year-old center registered a goal and an assist in last night’s 2-4 loss to the Devils. This season Giroux tallied 28 goals and 65 assists for 93 points.