Upon review, he understands why the NHL fined him $10,000 on Tuesday for his slew-foot on Roussel in Calgary's 4-3 win over the Stars.
"I totally understand how it looks and it doesn't look great on video on the replay obviously and I'm happy the guy isn't hurt," said Giordano, a first-time offender. "Those plays around the boards, they do have to eliminate them. I guess I'll take the fine and more forward and try not to do stuff like that again."
The fine is the maximum allowed under the new collective bargaining agreement and goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.