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Kostopoulos Deserves 10 Game Suspension For Blind Side Head Shot Breaking Brad Stuart’s Jaw

On Friday night during the Wings/Flames game, Brad Stuart sustained a broken jaw that will require surgery.  He will be out indefinitely.  The injury resulted from a blindsided, vicious hit to the head with a deliberate intent to injure by Tom Kostopoulos.  Unbelievably, Kostopoulos only received a two minute minor for roughing.  Stuart left the game hunched over and bleeding.  How did four on ice officials miss the severity of this deliberate intent to injure?

Well, now it’s up to Colin Campbell.  If we want to get blindsided hits to the head out of the game, here is your clear textbook opportunity to do so.  This action deserves a ten game suspension.  Maybe that will wake up the players to knock it it off.  Someday, I hope that the discipline becomes that you are out as long as the injured player is out.  That will hit them hard on games lost and in the pocketbook.

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  Tags: brad+stuart, tom+kostopoulos

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