Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/22/12 at 05:02 PM ET
from Mark Masters of TSN,
The Canadian centre was assessed a major charging penalty and a game misconduct for a hit on Jesper Pettersson in the second period of Saturday's exhibition game against Sweden. Pettersson, a defenceman who plays for Linkopings HC in the Swedish Elite League, was stretchered off the ice and could be heard yelling in agony as he was loaded into an ambulance and left the Helsinki Ice Hall. Pettersson sustained a shoulder injury and will miss the world junior championship.
"It happened pretty fast," Jenner said after Canada's 2-1 shootout win. "I was just in on the forecheck, forechecking hard, just trying to finish my check and thought I made sure my arm and my shoulder were down so I thought it was a clean hit."
It's possible Jenner, one of six returning players on the Canadian roster, will face supplemental discipline from the IIHF.
"That's kind of out of my control now," said Jenner, a Columbus Blue Jackets prospect, who plays for the OHL's Oshawa Generals. "Like I said, I thought it was a clean hit."
Canadian head coach Steve Spott certainly doesn't think his third-line centre should face further sanctions.
continued and watch the hit below...
If you want to see the hit in slow-motion, scroll to the 3:17 mark with Bob McKenzie commenting on the hit.
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