Minnesota Wild Player Ejected After Dangerous Hit From Behind

Published November 12, 2023 at 9:29 PM

During the Wild-Stars game tonight, a Wild player was ejected for a dangerous hit from behind that could land him a suspension.

Brandon Duhaime Ejected for Dangerous Hit From Behind on Thomas Harley

During the end of the second period in tonight's Minnesota Wild versus Dallas Stars game, Brandon Duhaime laid a questionable hit on Stars defenseman Thomas Harley, sending him face-first into the boards. The hit was immediately penalized, as Duhaime received a 5-minute boarding penalty and a game misconduct.

Five minute major and a game misconduct to Brandon Duhaime for boarding Thomas Harley

The hit occurred in one of the most dangerous locations on the ice, just feet away from the boards. While Duhaime didn't put his entire body into the hit, the positioning is dangerous as it left Harley going head-first with all of his body weight falling into the boards.

The hit drew a small scrum after the fact as the Stars players took exception to the dangerous nature of the hit.

Suspension Worthy Hit from Duhaime

The hit could lead to a suspension for Duhaime, as it appeared to be unnecessary. Duhaime hit Harley square in the numbers, and he was trailing Harley the entire time, so he knew a hit would be from behind. This type of hit should not be in the game, as it is what leads to severe neck and head injuries.

Face went right into the dasher. 5 and a game misconduct for Duhaime

We will wait and see if Duhaime will be suspended by the Department of Player Safety for the hit.
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Minnesota Wild Player Ejected After Dangerous Hit From Behind

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