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Video: Ryan White gets ejected for hit on Kent Huskins

Apr 15, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

Monday represented a chance for Ryan White to prove that he deserves more reps with the Montreal Canadiens. Instead, he might end up earning himself a suspension.

White was ejected from tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers for this hit on defenseman Kent Huskins, which prompted fellow Flyers blueliner Kurtis Foster to drop the gloves with the Habs forward:

Foster received a game misconduct, fighting major and also a two-minute minor for roughing on the play. White also had a game misconduct, fighting major and a five-minute major for elbowing.

Here’s a screen capture of that blow:


Some believe that White, 25, connected with his shoulder instead of his elbow. Either way, there’s a chance he’ll hear from the NHL for this questionable hit.

Update: The odds of a suspension will probably increase because it appears that Huskins, 33, suffered a concussion from that check.

  1. sportsfreak13 - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    That hit deserves a suspension. Disgusting hit that doesn’t belong in the game. I love this sport but I hate those type of hits. The sad part is the announcers said white would probably be scratched the next game since prust is coming back.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      the flyers were rewarded with 1 min of power play time from this incident

      • bigdong28 - Apr 16, 2013 at 5:24 PM

        The refs were almost as disgusting as the HABS were in this game. They couldn’t have done more to help them gain ground on the game. Ellers swung his stick with two hands at a flyer as the bell sounded on the game. Shameful actions from a team that has already made it.

  2. JoeAvg - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Just plain stupid. Let the hammer fall on this kid.

  3. mattyg89 - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    I agree it’s a dirty hit, but the video didn’t seem to show a flagrant elbow like some videos in the past have. It should warrant a suspension but possly only a couple games (this is based on the video shown above which isn’t the best angle).

    • mattyg89 - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM


  4. bricktop02 - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Nice catch Matty. The grammar police might have swooped in. Looked like he hit him with his shoulder and not the elbow. All the same it’s still a cheap shot.

  5. sportsfaninyyc - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    I’m a Habs fan, and that looked dirty. White might not be on the team after this season, does too many dumb things. It’s a shame, thought this kid was smarter than this, I saw a lot of his games with the Calgary Hitmen.

  6. guitarmy204 - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Call the Police

  7. crazemastercraze - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    White must have mistaken himself for a Philadelphia Flyer, the living embodiment of cheap shot artistry!!!

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      If you watched the game you would’ve seen that the Flyers were the lesser of two evils when it came to cheap shots.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:42 AM

        hell, ‘watched the season’*. aside from that Harry Z check, Flyers have been clean as hell this year…. and we already got rid of Z.

    • bigdong28 - Apr 16, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      I’ve been a flyer fan for life & I’ve never seen such shameful cheap play from a group of players than what I saw last night from a disgusting Montreal Canadiens team. Ellers two handed stick swing at a flyer in the closing seconds of the game…in 2013, are they serious? It’s seems like they share your ignorance & think every time they’re playing the flyers, they’re playing the 1970’s broad street bullies. SHAMEFUL…WAKE UP

  8. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    I don’t know about elbowing, but that was certainly a charge and targeting the head by White. Bad hit, should be a suspension. Given he was thrown out early in the game it shouldn’t be more than two or three games.

  9. jimw81 - Apr 15, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    2 suspendable hits in one game commited by the team that isnt wearing orange and black. that’s a first.

  10. bman7206 - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Could you imagine the investigation if someone threw this hit on a Habs player. Mounties to the rescue!

  11. nyrnashty - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    In my opinion this is 2 minutes for charging at best. He missed his check plain and simple and I can see that from every angle and being a player my whole life I can tell he was lining him up for a big hit, but just flat out missed. I think it would’ve been worse had he hit him square. Why does Shanny have to get involved? Let the boys handle their business next time they see each other where ever that might be! Foster got 3rd man in and got ejected never liked that rule either.

    • sunderlanding - Apr 16, 2013 at 3:55 AM

      Doesn’t matter if he missed or not. Principle point of contact was the head, and that means it’s a suspension. It’s like a high stick. You have to be acountable for what you’re doing even if it isn’t your intention. People rarely high stick someone on purpose. Usually they miss a stick check, or the stick gets up during a check, but it’s still a penalty. Head shots are suspensions not penaties, and he hit his head plain and simple. That means it’s a suspension. Add that to the fact that he charged, the player was injured, and you’ve got a five game suspension…maybe more.

    • dtownbeatdown - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:32 PM

      I AGREE! Good post. Shanny shouldnt be involved, hockey used to be you get checked, you take care of business later or the next game. Or your team takes care of it for you. Mens sports are becoming unwatchable, pretty soon we will have full face cages, no fighting, NHL is turning into the NFL. Ridiculous, they get paid millions to entertain, let them entertain.

  12. edges23 - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    I’m usually for suspending players for bad hits, but honestly, after watching this video several times it looks to me like Huskins just pulled back at the last second leaving himself vulnerable. Had he kept skating (we’re talking fractions of a second here), it would have been a shoulder to shoulder hit. Seriously… watch it again. I’m sure they’ll suspend him to send a message, and maybe rightfully so, but I don’t get all the excessive bashing that’s going on.

    • dtownbeatdown - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:26 PM

      I completely agree. I actually was thinking the same thing and couldn’t believe nobody had commented on it, or caught it. At least there is someone on here with half a brain. Most fans on here are bias anyway. But I do not think that was intentional at all, he should still get a game or two suspension, but they said he was knocked out, so why was he holding his head when he was going down if he was knocked out? The game is not what it was, these are men playing a tough game, getting paid millions to entertain, and they are on skates for christ sakes, it is not the easiest thing to do to line up a hit, mistakes happen… The game is becoming pussified, and so are the fans.

  13. jaybaileys - Apr 16, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    These hits have to be eliminated from the game. I don’t care if he hit him with his hip, point of contact was the chin/head. These guys have to have more respect for each other than this. Sadly every team at some point in the season seems to have one of these per season. Hope they suspend the guy for the rest of the regular season and the 1st round of the playoffs, just like Cooke got a few years back. These 2 or 3 game slaps on the wrist don’t do it. Give them 10 or 15 or 20 and maybe these guys will start getting the message, like Cooke.

  14. bigdong28 - Apr 16, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Anyone who doesn’t think this hit was dirty, wasn’t watching the game last night. Once it was established that Price was not going to be on his game & he let in 2 goals, every single Canadien came with intent to injure shameful actions. I know the canadian broadcast didn’t cover it but I watched Ellers take a two handed bat swing with his stick at a flyer’s head, as the final seconds of the game ticked off. Most disgusting play by a team all year…I hope they get thrashed in the first round of the playoffs.

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