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Video- Gabriel Landeskog Hit On Brad Marchand

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

Landeskog was slapped with a match penalty for his check to the head, and was done for the evening as a result. Marchand has a history of concussions, but didn’t seem to suffer any ill effects from the head shot as he raced over to Landeskog and slugged the apologetic Swedish forward in the jaw in retaliation for his dangerous hit. The punch landed Marchand in the box for two minutes, and wiped out a big portion of the potential five minute power play following the major penalty.

“Any time you get hit in the head, you know, you’re a little concerned…especially when I got a concussion a couple weeks back, so I was definitely nervous. But I think I’m okay,” said Marchand. “Things happen quickly. I know that I’ve been there. I’m sure [Landeskog] didn’t mean it. I don’t think he’s a dirty player so, you know…it’s hockey. It is what it is.”...

“I tried to let up, and then I tried to skate up and apologize and tell him I didn’t mean to come across. Obviously he wasn’t hurt with that sucker punch,” said Landeskog. “I’m happy he didn’t get hurt. I feel like the principle point of contact was shoulder and, like I said, I’m happy he didn’t get hurt.”

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via Mike Chambers of All Things Avs,

I spoke to Landeskog in a media scrum (above tweet) and alone. One-on-one, I asked him what should be considered worse — his check or Marchand’s punch while he was trying to apologize for the collision.

“It’s not up to me to make that decision — what’s worse — but it’s a physical game and the principle point of contact by watching the video is his shoulder,” Landeskog said. “As I see him in a vulnerable position I try to let up. Clearly, with that sucker punch he wasn’t hurt. I’m glad to see he wasn’t hurt.”

Asked if he expects supplemental discipline, Landeskog said: “I hope not.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/13/15 at 07:50 AM ET

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