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Claude Giroux issued a statement of apology for his arrest for a strange incident on Tuesday night.

"I regret my actions on Canada Day and sincerely apologize to my fans, teammates and the Philadelphia Flyers organization for my misguided attempt at humor," said Giroux. "Following an investigation, law enforcement determined that charges are not warranted. I have the utmost respect for law enforcement and apologize to the Ottawa Police Department and specifically the individual officer. I will be making no further public comment on this matter." He added that his focus is preparing for next season and he won't let this incident distract him. Giroux reportedly grabbed the buttocks of a male officer twice after being warned not to do it again after the first time. He spent the night in jail.

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Claude Giroux was released from jail Wednesday morning.

Giroux reportedly spent the night in a cell. According to the Ottawa Sun's sources, the police were on a routine patrol at a bar called The Great Canadian Cabin when Giroux grabbed a male officer's buttocks. He was asked not to do that again, but he did so anyways and was subsequently arrested. That being said, the Ottawa Police can't comment on an incident were charges aren't made and they previously stated that they don't expect any charges to be filed against Giroux.

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Claude Giroux is not expected to be charged for an incident Tuesday night that resulted in him reportedly getting arrested.

Giroux repeated grabbed a male officer's buttocks, according to an Ottawa Sun report. "Under Canadian law, I can not give out any information unless charges are made," said Ottawa police spokesman Marc Soucy said, "and we do not expect the police to make any charges." Flyers GM Ron Hextall issued a statement confirming that the team is aware of the report, but they aren't commenting further until they have more information.

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Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall issued a statement saying that he's aware of the reports surrounding Claude Giroux.

Hextall wants to hold off on making any further comments until he has more information. Giroux was reportedly arrested after allegedly repeating grabbing a male officer's buttocks. The incident occurred at an Ottawa bar and it's believed that alcohol was a factor.

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Claude Giroux was reportedly arrested Tuesday night after repeating grabbing a male officer's buttocks.

It's believed that alcohol was a factor. Giroux reportedly spent the night in a cell, but hasn't been criminally charged. Police said they can't comment unless there are charges laid.

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Reading between the lines on some of his comments, new Flyers general manager Ron Hextall may go searching for a left winger to play on Claude Giroux's No. 1 unit.

Among the potential free-agent left wingers: Matt Moulson, Benoit Pouliot, and Mason Raymond. Winnipeg left winger Evander Kane, who had 19 goals last season, is also an intriguing trade possibility. Kane, 22, a one-time 30-goal scorer, just completed the second year of a six-year, $31.5 million deal.

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Claude Giroux has been nominated for the 2013-14 Ted Lindsay Award.

The award is presented annually to the "Most Outstanding Player" in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA. This is the first time that Giroux has been a finalist for the trophy. Eric Lindros was the last Flyers player to capture the award and he accomplished that in 1994-95.

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Claude Giroux has been named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy.

After a sluggish start to the year, he matched his previous high of 28 goals and finished third in NHL scoring with 86 points in 82 games. This is his first nomination for the Hart Trophy.

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Claude Giroux tried to stay positive after the Flyers were eliminated in seven games.

Giroux had three shots on goal in the Flyers' 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. "We moved the puck well, had a couple chances," Claude Giroux said. "We have to make sure it goes in the net. It's Game 7. You lose 2-1. It doesn't get closer than that. I think we did a good job staying in the battle. We have a lot of character in this room. For a young team, I think it's great. This is only going to make it stronger." Although he was held off the scoresheet in Game 7, Giroux had six points in the first round.

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Claude Giroux had a goal and two assists in Philadelphia's 5-2 victory on Tuesday.

Giroux has two goals and six points in six playoff games. He's excelled in the postseason throughout his career and now has 61 points in 56 contests.