Philadelphia Flyers star center Claude Giroux was arrested in Ottawa and spent the night in jail for an incident involving a police officer, the Ottawa Sun reported Wednesday.
According to the newspaper, Giroux spent Tuesday night in jail for allegedly repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer. The police refused to comment unless charges are filed and sources told the paper that Giroux is expected to be released Wednesday without being charged with any crime.
Giroux, a native of Hearst, Ontario, was a finalist for the Hart Trophy for the first time in his career, tallying 28 goals and 58 assists in 82 games.
Giroux, 26, just completed the first season of an eight-year, $66.2 million contract extension.
"We are aware of reports surrounding Claude Giroux," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said in a statement. "Until we have more information, we will withhold making any further comment."