Chicago Blackhawks foward Andrew Shaw apologized after TV cameras caught him yelling an anti-gay slur from the penalty box during the closing minutes of Tuesday’s Blues-Blackhawks game.
Shaw was suspended one game and fined $5,000. He had two goals and two assists in the first four games of the series.
Shaw was sent off with just over two minutes to play in regulation and the Hawks down by a goal. Shaw was pounding on the glass and yelling. After the game, Shaw was unsure what he said.
“I don’t know what was said. Obviously, I was upset with the call. I wasn’t happy with the call.”
Before the team left for St. Louis on Wednesday, Shaw addressed the situation.
“Emotions got the best of me,” Shaw said. “I’ll never use that word again, that’s for sure. … That’s not the type of guy I am. I apologize to many people, including the gay and lesbian community, the Chicago Blackhawks organization, Blackhawks fans and anyone else I may have offended. I know my words were hurtful and I will learn from my mistake.”
The Blues have a chance to wrap up their playoff series Thursday night at home in Game 5.