Claude Giroux claims Sidney Crosby slashed at wrists
|Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (R) talks with Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux (L) during the first period in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff hockey series in Philadelphia, April 15, 2012. (Reuters/TIM SHAFFER)
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has denied a claim that he injured Claude Giroux's wrists with slashes on faceoffs during the 2012 playoffs.
The Philadelphia Flyers' Giroux made the allegations during the off-season after having surgery on both wrists.
Crosby told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette it was untrue.
I really like to win the faceoff," Crosby said. "I don't try to go after his wrists but if I caught it, I'm not sorry for it. I think it's hilarious I hear that stuff from Philly.
"It's comedy to me to be honest with you. They're probably involved in that stuff more than any team in the league and they're the ones always talking about it.
"I guess I'm not apologetic. I was trying to win a faceoff and if I caught his wrist, then I caught his wrist. He seemed to play OK so I couldn't have hurt him that bad."