Devils forward Joseph Blandisi apologized for embellishing after he was slashed by Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald in the first period Tuesday.
"Apologizing for my actions tonight, the game should never be taken advantage of like that," Blandisi wrote on Twitter, according to Northjersey.com.
MacDonald also received a two-minute penalty.
"I never got swung at like that before, but I guess I could've done something to avoid [my] penalty," Blandisi told NJ.com after the 6-3 loss at Prudential Center.
"Just take it," he added. "Think about it before I go to the ground. I guess maybe I wanted to make sure the ref saw it and I took it too far."