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Video- David Pastrnak Hit On Dan Girardi

via Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

Girardi was the recipient of a monster hit from Boston forward David Pastrnak at 10:55 of the second period, when the Blueshirts were in the middle of their torrid comeback. As Girardi reached up to play the puck with his hand at the center line, Pastrnak’s shoulder drove right into his chin.

There was a minor penalty assessed for an illegal check to the head, and after going through concussion protocol in the locker room, Girardi returned with no ill effects.

“I don’t really know it makes contact with my face at first, but it is what it is, I’m kind of vulnerable,” Girardi said. “He’s going to try to make a hit. He just hit me in the front of the face, so it wasn’t like it was the side-of-the-head hit or something. As soon as I got up, I was fine.”

Josh Jooris suffered a separated shoulder in the game too, a 5-2 win over the Bruins.

 

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Paul's avatar

NHL Player Safety announced hearing tomorrow.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/27/16 at 09:13 AM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Predatory and unnecessary hit.

That’s the stuff that has to be removed from the game.

Posted by RedMenace from Valtteri Filppula's Tanning Salon on 10/27/16 at 10:01 AM ET

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