Oh swell (!), this can’t possibly end in a more destructive fashion, can it?
According to Nick Kypreos, Claude Giroux will have a supplementary disciplinary hearing with the league after attempting to remove Daninius Zubrus' head last night.
As the second period ticked away, Giroux threw an unnecessary shoulder into Zubrus’ jaw, which sent the Devil to the ice and the Flyers into the final period shorthanded.
G deserves a one-game suspension by disciplinary czar Brendan Shanahan, since he very obviously targeted the head here. Of course, Shanahan’s suspensions are about as arbitrary and predictable as bird shit on a summer’s eve… so it’s difficult to guess what, if any, punishment will actually be given out.
The league has put quite a bit of effort into promoting Giroux as a star, so suspending him for – frowny face – what could be his team’s final game of the season would be a bold move.
We shall see.