Giordano's late hit no harm, no fowl

STEVE MACFARLANE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:01 AM ET

ST. LOUIS ó Mark Giordano didnít get a call from the NHLís disciplinarions over his late-game hit on Corey Perry Wednesday night.

But he didnít expect one, either.

ďI didnít think it was much. I think it was a trip, if anything,Ē the Calgary Flames defenceman said of the leg-to-leg collision that had the Ducks in an uproar after the contest.

ďThe way that play was developing, I thought he was gonna get a breakaway, so I just tried to get in his way. Itís just sort of a reaction thing. He moved out of the way and I tried to shift with him.

ďIf thatís dirty, there are a lot of things that are more dirty than that.

ďMaybe I stuck my leg out a bit and tripped him up, but

I obviously wasnít trying to hurt him or anything like that.Ē

With no fine or suspension coming before Fridayís game against the Blues, the league seems to agree with him.

Blue apologetic

Set to return to action after a two-game banishment by the Blues, T.J. Oshie was still answering questions about his unexcused absence from practice Monday leading to the disciplinary action from the team.

ďI apologized. Iím doing what I can to make up for what I did. I know nothing can really do that, but Iím moving forward here and excited to be part of the team,Ē Oshie said.


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