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by Paul on 01/09/11 at 11:52 AM ET
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,
Brace yourself, Tom Kostopoulos — this one’s gonna sting.
It won’t hurt as much as the shoulder check you issued to the jaw of Red Wings defenceman Brad Stuart Friday that will have the NHL’s wheel of justice turning right into this morning’s 11 a.m. conference call hearing.
But it’ll leave a mark for sure as your blatant blindsiding is sure to cost you several games and quite a few sheckles as one of the NHL’s repeat offenders.
Sadly for you, the hit comes on the heels of yet another headshot debate sparked by the recent concussion suffered by Sidney Crosby.
While Stuart was being examined by doctors who debated the merits of surgery on the broken jaw (they opted not to operate and simply wired his mouth shut), disciplinarian Colin Campbell and the league refused comment pending the result of the hearing.
What is decided today could be a landmark ruling for a Rule 48 offender.
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