Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 1/21/12
Jess Rubenstein at The Prospect Park reports that Dylan McIlrath (2010 - 1st) has been suspeneded by the WHL for eight games due to his checking to the head major Wednesday night.As part of their ruling, the WHL cited that:1- Primary contact was made to the head of the opponent2- They hit resulted in an injury to the opponent3- This is the second suspension the player received the seasonRubenstein also has this quote from McIlrath on the hit..."I wanted to ride him into the boards and make a routine hip check, like I've done so many times before," McIlrath said. "It was just a bang-bang play. It's unfortunate."I saw him on the ice. Obviously, I didn't want to see anyone to get injured. I felt bad right after it happened. He went down pretty hard. It's tough to see."This is the second time McIlrath has been suspended this season for a checking the head major.For video of the hit click here....not sure how a hip check turns into an elbow to the head, but he's probably lucky to only ge...
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