Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux was suspended on Monday by the NHL for his illegal check to the head on New Jersey center Dainius Zubrus in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.  

Giroux will miss Game 5 on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The Flyers will have to win Game 5 without their leading scorer to remain in the playoffs as the deficit is 3-1 with New Jersey.

Zubrus was not injured on the play and returned to action but that along with Giroux's clean four-year career didn't matter to NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.  Shanahan felt Giroux deserved the one game suspension because he targeted Zubrus' head.  

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