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from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

Rookie center Andrew Desjardins was near the blue line when he was on the receiving end of a high hit by Blue Jackets left wing Dane Byers early in the second period. Desjardins fell woozily to the ice, then was helped to the locker room. He did not return.

“That’s exactly what we want to eliminate from the game, exactly,” Sharks coach Todd McLellan said.

Desjardins said he was taken to what is known in the NHL as the “quiet room” after the hit, but he said after the game he was feeling much better.

“You can’t risk anything, but we don’t know anything” he said of the decision to keep him out of the rest of the game. “I feel fine, I feel all right.”


See the penalty breakdown below along with a video of the hit…

added 11:05pm,  a 2nd video posted which includes the fight…

Columbus Dane Byers: 10 minutes, match penalty
San Jose Brad Winchester: 2 minutes, instigator
San Jose Brad Winchester: 5 minutes, fighting
San Jose Brad Winchester: 10 minutes, instigator - misconduct
Columbus Dane Byers: 5 minutes, fighting


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  Tags: andrew+desjardins, dane+byers



Don’t see a match penalty given very often any more. Perhaps there will be more of those to come in order to reduce these types of hits. Winchester shouldn’t be penalized for doing the right thing.

Posted by Jesters Dead on 01/15/12 at 06:44 AM ET

perfection's avatar

yeah, isn’t trying to kill his teammate the actual instigation!!!! what a joke…

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 01/15/12 at 02:47 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Byers has a meeting with the NHL on Monday.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/15/12 at 07:01 PM ET

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