Oxford native Nathan Gerbe is the shortest player in the NHL.

At only 5-feet-4, Gerbe, who is playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets, took on a much taller player in Wednesday night’s game.

Gerbe had a massive hit on Philadelphia Flyer’s captain Claude Giroux near the end of the second period.

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After, Grioux’s teammate Travis Sanheim confronted Gerbe, but Gerbe threw the first punch.

Sanheim, who is 6-feet-3, tussled with Gerbe, but was ultimately taken down before any actual punches were thrown.

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