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Zach Bogosian might be hearing from the league for his hit on Andreas Nodl

Mar 19, 2012, 8:36 AM EDT

Winnipeg’s Zach Bogosian isn’t always the first guy you think of when it comes to being a big hitter in the league. Heck, you might not even think about Bogosian much randomly anyhow, but you can rest assured that Carolina’s Andreas Nodl knows who he is now.

Bogosian connected on a monster, and illegal, hit to Nodl in the second period of Winnipeg’s 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes. Check out the insane height Bogosian gets on this hit after he leaves his feet to connect with Nodl courtesy of The Score.

Bogosian was given a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. Meanwhile, Nodl left the game and did not return. The debate here will be whether or not Bogosian being kicked out of the game will be seen as punishment enough for the hit or if Brendan Shanahan will ask him to sit a few games out.

The hit is certainly illegal and not the sort of thing the league wants to see in any game, but with how curious Shanahan’s rulings have been of late, betting on one outcome or the other might be a bad idea.

  1. bauerstick - Mar 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    YES…. No Doubt on the Ruling…A Most definite Violation of Rule 42: 1 for Charging. Resulting in a

    5 min. /Major for the Offence. Notice in the clip – Bogosian rises about 24 ” when he gave the Hit !

    This application of Rule # 42.4 by the official … opens the way for Shanahans’ court to award a set decision

    Accessed in the provisions of Rule # 42.6. Time and the findings will rule out. I can But speculate

    how “Shanahammers court ” shall decide….if the agressor (Bogosian ) is not a repeat offender and has

    a ‘ clean slate’ for the year in disciplinary matters, the findings may Waive further Suspension from

    games.

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