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Hall on Clutterbuck check: ‘I didn’t think it was that dirty’

Feb 22, 2013, 1:14 AM EDT

So far, we’ve heard from Taylor Hall‘s teammates and opponents regarding his questionable hit on Cal Clutterbuck.

It’s rare to hear more than a few lines from a player who made a controversial check, yet the Edmonton Oilers provided full video that explains how Hall, 21, felt about the play:

To save you a click or two, here’s the hit once more:

Again, Hall received a game misconduct and a five-minute major penalty for kneeing on the play.

Sometimes the NHL factors the specific in-game suspension into their own decision-making, but it’s probably worth noting that the Minnesota Wild were up 3-1 late in the third period against the Edmonton Oilers when that happened on Thursday.

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