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Dion Phaneuf ejected for boarding

Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:15 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2011 10:15 pm

By: Adam Gretz

Late in the second period of a Wild game between Toronto and Buffalo on Friday night, which Buffalo won by a 5-4 margin, Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf was issued a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Sabres forward Zack Kassian, which you can see in the above video.

The play occurred behind the Toronto net with three minutes to play in the period, and Kassian didn't appear to do anything at the last second to put himself in a vulnerable position. When you combine that with the fact Kassian had a noticeable cut on his face, that was more than enough to give Phaneuf an early trip to the locker room.

Is this hit all that different from the one Winnipeg's Zach Bogosian delivered to Minnesota's Pierre-Marc Bouchard earlier this week? That play also resulted in a five-minute major and a game misconduct, while Bogosian did not receive any supplemental discipline from the NHL.

Before being ejected, Phaneuf scored his fourth goal of the season.

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Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:52 am

Dion Phaneuf ejected for boarding

Sabres are getting nailed by injuries this season.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 1:00 am

Dion Phaneuf ejected for boarding

Just a really stupid play by Phaneuf that's probably going to cost him a couple games and hurt the Leafs in a big way.  

That being said too bad he doesn't play for Boston or the league might have even disciplined the ref that gave him 5 minutes and a game.


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