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Dan Carcillo gets ejected for hit on Tom Gilbert

Jan 2, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT

On the same night that Raffi Torres received what will probably be an ineffective two-game suspension, Daniel Carcillo delivered a discipline-worthy check of his own. The Chicago Blackhawks pest caught Tom Gilbert from behind with the ugly hit you can see as part of the highlights below.

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Much like Torres, Carcillo is quite familiar with being sent to the NHL’s version of the principal’s office. He’s already been suspended five times in his trouble-making career and one can only imagine how many other times he barely avoided a similar fate. Should he get a suspension, fine or nothing at all after receiving a five-minute penalty and game misconduct for his latest example of poor judgment?

This could be an awfully costly night to the falling Edmonton Oilers if Gilbert’s injury is serious considering the fact that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins left Monday’s game with an undisclosed injury. More on that later.

(Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time Carcillo caught Gilbert with a big hit behind the net as this was the first check that came up in a Google search.)

  1. sfbookreviews - Jan 3, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    I completely forgot someone was stupid enough to pay this piece of garbage money to still be playing hockey. Amazing.

  2. cmdaw - Jan 3, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    On the one hand, you never like to see anyone get hurt.

    On the other hand, it’s a notoriously dirty player getting injured doing something monumentally stupid, that he’s well aware is dangerous and likely to end up in his opponent being injured…

    Karma’s a bitch, I guess. But I’m guessing that Shanahan might beat karma on this one.

  3. vanfoodman - Jan 3, 2012 at 3:09 AM

    If the NHL lives up to it’s usual comical standards he’ll get less than 5 games.

  4. xxshookonexx - Jan 3, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    What a colossal d-bag

  5. hockeyfan2010 - Jan 3, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    There’s no place in the game for these hits that can seriously injure another player. Suspension will be in order, however, probably only a couple games because Brendan Shanahan will take into consideration that he was given a 5-minute major and a game misconduct.

    Although with all the recent “non-suspensions” for hits to the head, boarding, etc. I can honestly say that nothing will surprise me at this point.

  6. 2qswing - Jan 3, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    In an updated story, Shanny called Carcillo and really yelled at him.

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