Claude Giroux Suspened for Game Five
Straight from the source:
Which, yeah, considering how foreseeable it was for, basically, everyone involved, kind of makes you wonder whether it made Giroux's pre-collision calculations. (Because, and if this wasn't abundantly clear already, Brendan Shanahan's cordial and informative video explanation -- which, we think, makes for probably the best handling of communicating league-levied discipline in sports, even if actually hearing cases stands alone as its piss-poorest -- the hit was contrived.) Maybe to the extent that Giroux figured the Flyers finished, and took the shot he wanted the moment he got it. Not that it matters, or, really, gives what he did any wiggle room to be seen in a better light.