Whereas it wasn't a headhunting hit...

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Posted by Hamster69 at dialup- on April 27, 2002 at 18:35:42:

In Reply to: Re: Yes... and he'll be suspended for a while too posted by MoobyGoldenCalf on April 27, 2002 at 18:29:12:

My guess is that he's got at least a five game suspension coming his way. Unlike the hit by Tie Domi in last year's play-offs against the Devils, McLaren's hit on Zednik wasn't a case of malicious intent, it was just a case of irresponsible body-checking. It was definitely a hit worth a penalty, but the damage was increased by the fact that Zednik is about the same height as McLaren's elbow so a shot that may've clocked another player in the chest completely trashed Zednik's face. So, McLaren'll get a smaller suspension than those who with an intent to injure, but it'll still be significant enough to counter (if that's possible) the Montreal's loss of such a talented player for the duration of the play-offs...

: Only one game so far. SO FAR.

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