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Chris Neil might be Senators’ latest skate blade victim

Mar 28, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

If Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk believes that Matt Cooke cut Erik Karlsson‘s Achillies tendon with his skate blade in a deliberate crime, then he might just consider New York Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman a “copycat” cutter.

Sportsnet’s Ian Mendes reports that Stralman’s skate blade might have cut Chris Neil‘s leg during Thursday’s game.

A person with the Twitter handle Radek Bonk Mullet snared quite the stunning screen cap of the freak accident/cold-blooded attempt to injure (depending upon which millionaire you ask).


It’s early, so we’ll have to wait and see if this ends up being a serious injury. Knowing Ottawa’s luck, it wouldn’t be surprising if he ends up missing a significant amount of time.

Update: Neil might have dodged a bullet. Mendes reports that he returned to the Senators’ bench during the game, so that’s definitely a great early sign.

  1. JoeAvg - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    See Melnyk – this stuff just happens.

  2. pitpenguinsrulez - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    I cant wait to see Melnyk start another “Forensic” study into this one

    • ucaneverscorenoughgoals - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      I’m betting the Forensic team had concluded the case was a joke the day after Melnyk hired them. Now they’re just laughing as they rack up billable hours.

  3. sjsharks66 - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Im buying the rights to start filming CSI:OTTAWA.

  4. President Charles Logan - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    They should just re-name the show to NWC Ottawa….. shouldnt take a forensic analyst to figure out what that stands for

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