Another day, another dirty, dangerous hit. Last night, at the 17:57 mark of the first period, St Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for boarding Boston Bruin defenseman Matt Grzelcyk.
Grzelcyk left the game with an upper-body injury and was sent to a Boston hospital.
“He went to the hospital to get some tests, never returned obviously,” Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said. “So we’re still waiting for an update.”
Today, after the morning skate, it was announced that Grzelcyk will not be making the trip to St. Louis for game three. If I had to bet, I’d say that Grzelcyk is done for the rest of the playoffs.
If you haven’t seen the play in question, you can see it below. Pretty cut and dry. Dirty, elbow to the back of Grzelcyk’s head.
Today, it was announced that Sundqvist has a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Will the NHL’s Department of Player Safety send Mr. Sundqvist a message.