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by Paul on 12/20/13 at 09:37 AM ET
from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,
Dustin Brown was assessed a five-minute kneeing major and a game misconduct for a knee-on-knee collision with Tomas Hertl that took the San Jose forward out of the game.
The severity of Hertl’s injury was unknown immediately following the game....
On a review of the play, it was Brown’s back leg, not his lead leg, that made contact with Hertl. Though Brown plays an edgy, physical role for the club and is the only King to have been suspended since the formation of the Department of Player Safety in the summer of 2011, this contact appeared to be purely a coincidental collision of two legs occupying the same spot at the same time, and a five minute major did not appear to justified.
Darryl Sutter agreed in his postgame media availability.
“I’m sure you guys saw it up there. What did you guys think of it?”
“You lose a player for almost the whole game when you’re in this type of schedule – that is not the right call. Clear. No more questions about it. I saw it live and I saw two or three replays. It’s not the right call.”
read on for Todd McLellan's reaction and watch the hit below...
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