Less than four minutes into Tuesday night's game, Roussel took exception to a hit from McQuaid. Instead of dropping his gloves, Roussel raised his stick towards McQuaid's face in retaliation.
The 25-year-old native of France received a five-minute major and a game misconduct. He has a history of questionable play, as he was fined $5,376 US in November for a sucker punch to San Jose Sharks' Justin Braun.
McQuaid continued the game, and the Stars managed to score a short-handed goal with Brett Ritchie serving the major in Roussel's place.