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Prosser to have hearing after head-butting Mayers

Apr 6, 2012, 10:53 AM EDT

Nate “Junkyard Dog” Prosser reportedly has a hearing with the NHL this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. ET after being ejected for head-butting Chicago’s Jamal Mayers in last night’s Wild-Blackhawks game.

Prosser was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the head-butt, which occurred late in the first period.

In November, Buffalo’s Patrick Kaleta was suspended four games for head-butting Jakub Voracek. NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan noted Kaleta’s “recent history of ramming his head into the faces of his opponents,” a history that led Shanahan to conclude it was intentional.

Prosser said last night’s head-butt was unintentional.

“He pushed me in the stomach and I went forward. It was the most unintentional thing I think I’ve ever done,” Prosser said, as per the StarTribune. “I think he sold it pretty well. He acted like his teeth were knocked out. I felt bad at the time, but then he’s back the next shift.”

  1. comeonnowguys - Apr 6, 2012 at 12:34 PM


  2. rrino - Apr 6, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Kind of an innocent looking head-butt and the reaction was pretty dramatic, but definitely worthy of supplemental discipline.

  3. rgledz - Apr 6, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    What a load, I was sitting in that end of the rink and Prosser’s hands were tied up so he used his head. Unintentional my a$$. Saying Mayer was over dramatic, how would you react to getting a helmet in the teeth?? Not too mention it’s so unusual for a hockey player to get hurt and not miss a shift….right? Enjoy your fine and suspension.

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