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via John Vogl of the Buffalo News,
Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta didn’t get to see the wild ending. He was taken to the hospital for precautionary tests after suffering a neck injury in the first period.
Kaleta made a pass along the boards and turned his back as Mike Brown barreled in. The Toronto forward followed through his hit and was assessed a boarding penalty.
“I thought he was sideways,” Ruff said. “Some of the obligation is on the player. I didn’t think he was defenseless. It’s a tough area.
“It’s not a blatant run of a guy from behind. He’s had the neck issues in the past. ... We want to make sure that there’s nothing there.”
Watch the hit below, starting at the :55 second mark...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 30, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta spent last night in the hospital and was released earlier today. Currently he’s at home and will not be traveling to Boston for the team’s game against the Bruins tomorrow night.
No call on the play.
Will the NHL look at it?
Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that forward Mike Brown has signed a new multi-year contract with the Leafs.
“We are extremely pleased to have Mike under contract for the next three years,” said Burke. “His blend of character, energy and toughness has proven to be a good fit in the overall structure and makeup of our team.”
via Mike Brophy tweet,
Toronto’s Mike Brown suspended three games by NHL for head hit on Ed Jovanovski.
If you missed the hit, watch it here and check out what KK members had to say about it.
TORONTO (January 14, 2011) – Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mike Brown has been suspended for three games and will forfeit $8,669.34 in salary for delivering a lateral hit to the head of Phoenix Coyotes player Ed Jovanovski in NHL game #651 last night, the National Hockey League announced today.
Brown’s fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 19:03 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,
“You never want to see one of your players take a hit to the head, but I thought it was great for us,” said coach Dave Tippett, whose squad stormed out for the third period and scored four goals. “It revved us up in the game. We got people engaged in the game then instead of sleepwalking through it.”
No penalty was called for Brown’s hit on Jovanovski, and it’s debatable whether the NHL will assess punishment after examining it. Jovanovski was playing the puck when Brown came in with a blindside shoulder check that connected with Jovanovski’s head.
Jovanovski also suffered a lower-body injury on the play, according to the Coyotes. He will be evaluated tomorrow, but Tippett believes Jovanovski will be fine.
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,
The shot that should be remembered is Nicklas Lidstrom’s pouncing on his own rebound, miraculously alone in a shifting sea of bodies, and rifling the puck past Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller with 49.1 seconds left in the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory Friday in the opener of the teams’ second-round playoff series.
The shot that will resonate for the remainder of this matchup between the last two Stanley Cup champions is Mike Brown’s first-period hit on Detroit’s Jiri Hudler, which left Hudler bleeding profusely from his forehead and the Red Wings furious over an infraction they believe merited more than the five-minute penalty and game misconduct Brown got.
Anaheim Ducks forward Mike Brown was ejected from Game 1 against the Detroit Red Wings for a hit that bloodied Jiri Hudler.
Hudler passed the puck and was defenceless when Brown hit him, appearing to land an elbow to his head during the first period on Friday night.
The game was delayed briefly while Hudler was helped off the ice and blood was scraped off it. A towel was pressed against a big cut above Hudler’s left eye.
Video (via YouTube):
Update 10:14pm ET: From Bob McKenzie at TSN—
It’s really up to the National Hockey League to decide what is it that they want to do. I think the NHL is going to look at it and say it’s a five-minute major, it happened midway through the first period, Mike Brown is out of this game, there was no severe injury to Hudler other than the blood, he came back and he’s playing, and the Ducks had to play with 11 forwards the rest of the game. There may not be a suspension in this case.
added 5/02/09 at 8:11am (Paul), from Damien Cox of The Spin at the Toronto Star,
Mike Brown’s vicious blindside hit on Jiri Hudler left Hudler in a pool of blood and should, if there’s any consistency in Colin Campbell’s world, land Brown a five-game suspension just as it did Washington’s Donald Brashear for his hit on Blair Betts of the Rangers last week.
Steve Ott of the Stars and Mike Brown of the Ducks had a little chat last night.