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Golden Knights Player Ejected After Nasty Hit to Opponent's Head

Published November 15, 2023 at 10:12
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In recent years, the NHL has implemented stricter rules to reduce hits to the head. These efforts were evident last night when Vegas forward Paul Cotter received a match penalty for an illegal check to the head.

Cotter Gets Match Penalty For Dirty Hit



During the incident, Cotter extended his arm and seemingly deliberately targeted the head of Capitals forward Evgeni Kuznetsov. The referees determined the head to be the primary point of contact, and since the hit was deemed avoidable, they issued Cotter a game misconduct.





Cotter has contributed as a reliable depth player for Vegas this season, accumulating 3 goals and 3 assists in 16 games. However, to maintain his standing, he must refrain from such reckless behavior. It's likely that the Department of Player Safety will be in touch with him.

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