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Adam McQuaid ejected for kneeing Nick Foligno

Posted on: December 14, 2011 9:44 pm
Edited on: December 14, 2011 9:52 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was ejected late in the second period of their game in Ottawa on Wednesday night for kneeing Senators forward Nick Foligno with less than five minutes to play in the period. Along with the game misconduct he was also issued a five-minute major for kneeing, and always, there's a good chance it's going to get additional review from the NHL.

Foligno was able to return to the game.



Just last week the NHL issued a four-game suspension to Colorado's Kevin Porter for his knee-on-knee hit against Vancouver's David Booth. Booth is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a sprained MCL. Prior to that incident Edmonton's Ryan Whitney avoided any discipline for his knee-on-knee collision with Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck.

What do you say, hockey fans? Is the major and a game misconduct enough of a punishment, or does McQuaid sit for a couple of games?

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Comments

Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Bruins' McQuaid ejected indefinitely this month?

Why did this on-ice elbowing occur on that Boston Professional hockey player shown in this video? Embarassed  The Boston Herald Sports employees know briefly. Tongue out




Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2011 3:45 pm
 

Adam McQuaid ejected for kneeing Nick Foligno

Adam McQuaid needs to be suspended.  His hit on Foligno is just as flagrant as Porter's was on David Booth.  A four game suspension should get McQuaid's attention.  He is lucky he didn't injure Foligno.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Adam McQuaid ejected for kneeing Nick Foligno

What's going to hurt him when they review it is how far his leg extended out.  What was happening in the play won't help his case either.



Since: Jun 20, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Adam McQuaid ejected for kneeing Nick Foligno

this should be suspendable.He made no effort to check him,he was clearly beat on the play but stuck his knee out to stop him .It was a dangerous play and warrents at least one mabye two games.



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