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Video: Ryan Whitney’s dirty knee should get a call from Shanahan

Dec 1, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

Don’t be too surprised if Edmonton’s Ryan Whitney lands on Brendan Shanahan’s radar today. Last night late in the first period, Whitney delivered what looked to be a dirty knee-on-knee hit to Minnesota’s Cal Clutterbuck. Whitney wasn’t given a penalty on the play, meanwhile, Clutterbuck tried to play through the second period but left the ice eight minutes in and did not return.

Michael Russo of the Star Tribune finds out after the game that coach Mike Yeo did not appreciate the play at all. Clutterbuck is listed as having a thigh injury. As for the play, judge for yourself: Dirty or not? It looks pretty bad to us.

  1. sknut - Dec 1, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    That was a dirty hit, there was no need for him to go out of his way to extend his knee into Clutterbuck. I’d guess a 1 or 2 game suspension.

  2. millej26 - Dec 1, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Ryan Whitney is not a dirty player by any means but he definitely jabs his knee out with intention. Doesn’t help his case that it knocked Clutterbuck out of the game. Amazing referees fail to even call this a penalty.

  3. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Dec 1, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    make up call came on Ryan Smith in OT. LOL.

    I too couldn’t believe this knee wsn’t called on the ice and this should get the old Shanaban 2 gamer. Nothing against Whitney, just is what it is

  4. goofer11 - Dec 1, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    When it is intentional the offending player should be suspended as long as the injured player is out

    • docktorellis - Dec 1, 2011 at 11:46 PM

      Not sure if I agree, but I know that I felt this way for the duration of Koivu’s injury after Mattias Ohlund took the ax to his leg a couple seasons back…

  5. haterzgonahate - Dec 1, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Ryan Whitney… that guy “is so easy to hate it’s unbelievable”

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