Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf was fined $ 10,000 Saturday by the NHL for “directing an inappropriate remark toward another on-ice participant” during Anaheim’s Game 4 overtime win on Thursday.
Clips online show Getzlaf screaming at an official before a close-up shot shows Getzlaf allegedly yelling “f—–g c——er.” The fine is the maximum permitted per the CBA.
Getzlaf was not suspended for using the homophobic slur, despite Andrew Shaw being suspended one game last year for calling an official a “f—–g f—-t” and flipping two middle fingers. Shaw was also fined $ 5,000.
“Getzlaf’s comment in Thursday’s game, particularly as directed to another individual on the ice, was inappropriately demeaning and disrespectful, and crossed the line into behavior that we deem unacceptable,” NHL senior executive vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell said in a release. “The type of language chosen and utilized in this instance will not be tolerated in the National Hockey League.”
Earlier this week Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar was suspended two games by his club for using a homophobic slur toward Braves pitcher Jason Motte. MLB is investigating the incident.
The Ducks host the Predators Saturday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. The series is tied 2-2.