After he spent a night in jail following a bizarre incident at an Ottawa bar, Flyers captain Claude Giroux issued an apology Thursday.
"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," Giroux said in a statement.
Giroux, 26, was arrested at the bar Tuesday night for allegedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer repeatedly. Alcohol was believed to be involved. The Ottawa police said no charges would be filed.
"Moving forward, we will deal with this internally, and we will no longer publicly discuss this matter," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said.