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New York Islanders winger Colin McDonald delivered a dirty hit on Tuesday night, which he received a penalty for. It’s likely that he’s got even more punishment on the way.
The NHL announced Wednesday that McDonald has earned himself a hearing with the league for his hit on Pittsburgh defenseman Ben Lovejoy in the second period of the Islanders’ win over the Penguins. The hit from behind earned McDonald a 5-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct.
McDonald doesn’t have any previous history in terms of dirty hits, and Lovejoy did skate away seemingly unharmed by the hit. However, it’s probably safe to assume that McDonald will get at least a game for the hit, which is clearly from behind on a defenseless player.
See the hit below and judge for yourself.
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New York Islanders forward Colin McDonald received a two-game suspension from the NHL for boarding Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy during Tuesday night's game. The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced the suspension after a Wednesday hearing. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, McDonald will forfeit $7,567.56, based on his annual salary...
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NYI Colin McDonald will have a disciplinary hearing with NHL this morning at 10:45 for his hit from behind on PIT's Ben Lovejoy.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 30, 2013
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