Giroux on surgery scars: they're 'from Crosby'
Flyers fans’ lasting impression of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins might be Claude Giroux's first shift of Game 6, when in 32 seconds Giroux crushed Sidney Crosby before going on to score the game's first goal. The Flyers went on to win that game and eliminate the Pens from the postseason.
Giroux’s lasting reminders, however, will come in the form of a pair of scars on his wrists, resulting from two surgeries he underwent this summer.
Turns out, according to the Timmins Press
, the injuries and resulting scars are care of Crosby.
“Those are from [Sidney] Crosby,” Giroux told the paper. “Every time we'd line up against each other for a face-off during our series, instead of going for the puck when it was dropped, he'd hack me across the wrists. I ended up playing the series against Jersey with one of them fractured and had to go for surgery on both of them after we were out of the playoffs.”
If you’re hoping to get the Penguins’ star’s perspective on the matter, you’re out of luck – Crosby, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
, is declining to speak about Giroux’s allegations.