Originally written on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 2/22/13
Edmonton Oilers’ Taylor Hall is not known to be a dirty player, he’s only had one major penalty in his career prior to this.  But his hit on Thursday night on Minnesota Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck was extremely dirty.  With 17:27 left in the third period, and the Oilers losing 3-1, Hall threw his knee out and used his hip to drive through Clutterbuck, and Clutterbuck was immediately writhing in pain.  Hall was given a 5-minute major for kneeing and a game misconduct. Clutterbuck ended up traveling with the team to Calgary but he’s definitely still hurt: He was stopped at the Zamboni entrance and put onto a stretcher, then wheeled to the Oilers medical room. I saw him with ice and a bandage just above the left knee as he was being wheeled. Taylor Hall faces a disciplinary hearing on Friday, and is almost guaranteed to be suspended.  The only question that remains is how long will he be suspended. [YouTube]
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