Giroux blames Crosby for wrist surgeries
|Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins go toe-to-toe prior to fighting during the first period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 15, 2012. (AFP)
Now that both his wrists have healed from post-season surgery, Claude Giroux is able to point a finger.
And he's pointing it at Sidney Crosby.
Giroux, the Philadelphia Flyers scoring leader this past season with 93 points (28 goals, 65 assists), played with two damaged wrists -- one of them fractured -- during the second round of the playoffs against the New Jersey Devils.
He hurt them during the first-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
"Those are from Crosby," Giroux told the Timmins Press, revealing a pair of nearly symmetrical scars.
"Every time we'd line up against each other for a faceoff during our (playoff) series, instead of going for the puck when it was dropped, (Crosby) would hack me across the wrists. I ended up playing the series against (New) Jersey with one of them fractured and had to go for surgery on both of them after we were out of the playoffs."
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tried to get Crosby's side of the story but was told the Penguins captain would not do interviews during the off-season.