Draisaitl Lands Dangerous Cross-Check on Bo Horvat

Published November 14, 2023 at 9:43

In their first game under head coach Kris Knoblauch, the Oilers secured a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders. This triumph was marked by a strong sense of unity and teamwork among the players.

But viewers also saw a controversial incident involving Oilers' star Leon Draisaitl.

Draisaitl Lands Dangerous Cross-Check on Horvat


During the game, Draisaitl made a cross-check on Bo Horvat of the Islanders, targeting Horvat's legs while he didn't have the puck.

This action, deemed by some as a clear and deliberate foul, has sparked discussions about player safety and the potential consequences for Draisaitl. The nature of the play, specifically targeting the legs, raises concerns.

As a result, there are calls for the NHL's Department of Player Safety to review the incident and consider disciplinary measures, such as a fine or suspension.

"Fully intentional and as dirty as it gets. Player safety has gotta at least fine him."

More to come.

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Draisaitl Lands Dangerous Cross-Check on Bo Horvat

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