Originally written on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 2/13/13

PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 20: Defenseman Erik Johnson #6 of the St. Louis Blues defends against left wing Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 20, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Ottawa's Erik Karlsson is clearly in pain after receiving a skate to his achilles Matt Cooke, the infamous douche who knocked Marc Savard out of the league, ( that was kind of mean) and the culprit of many other cheap shots is back to his antics after "accidentally" cutting Ottawa's Erik Karlsson in the lower part of his leg during tonight's contest. Ottawa released a statement on twitter that the injury was a laceration to the achilles that requires surgery. If you watch the video it looks as if Cooke lifted his skate to gain leverage into his hit. I'm not going to say that he lifted the leg on purpose to cause pain, but knowing Matt Cooke's history it wouldn't surprise me one bit if this was on purpose. Tough blow for Ottawa. Karlsson is one of the top young players in the league. He had an outstanding season last year with 78 points as a defensemen, and had 10 points already in this shortened season. Ottawa is already down Jason Spezza. You always hate when you see somethin...
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