Andrew Shaw was suspended one game for using a slur in the Blackhawks’ 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. He was also suspended $5,000 for directing an inappropriate gesture at an on-ice official.
Shaw did both after being called for roughing with about two minutes remaining in regulation.
He is also required to undergo sensitivity training.
Colin Campbell, the league’s senior executive vice president of hockey operations, said in a statement that, “while Mr. Shaw was apologetic and remorseful for both the offensive comments and the inappropriate gesture directed at the on-ice officials, he must be held accountable for his actions. The emotion of the moment cannot and will not be a mitigating factor for the conduct that is expected of an NHL player.”