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Patrik Elias checks Michael Blunden from behind

Feb 2, 2012, 11:08 PM EDT

The New Jersey Devils-Montreal Canadiens game featured some hard hits, including a (by most-if-not-all accounts) clean one by P.K. Subban on Adam Larsson. In a rare moment, Patrik Elias caught Michael Blunden with a check that might get some attention from the NHL:

Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski makes an interesting observation: Elias is a former teammate of the league’s head of discipline Brendan Shanahan.

One cannot wonder if that – or most likely, Elias’ notably clean record – will factor into the decision-making process regarding this hit. Still, it seems like it deserves a look; do you think Elias deserves a fine, suspension or no punishment at all?

  1. yettyskills - Feb 2, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Small fine

  2. bigbadbruins1968 - Feb 3, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    1-2 games

  3. yettyskills - Feb 3, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Sam Gagne went off tonight vs Chicago but no post yet?
    Come on man
    8 Points

  4. hockinj25 - Feb 3, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    1 game max

  5. taytay099 - Feb 3, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    I doubt he gets suspended or fined. Doesn’t seem like that harsh of a hit.

  6. pens919209 - Feb 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Blunden had his back turned and Elias still decided to make the hit. That deserves at least a one game suspension, clean record or not.

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