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Report: No hearing scheduled for Legwand butt-ending Malkin

Mar 21, 2014, 9:37 AM EST

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Detroit Red Wings forward David Legwand may be able to breathe a little easier today.

Ansar Khan of Mlive.com reports Legwand does not have a hearing scheduled with the NHL following his butt-ending of Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin during last night’s game.

Legwand used the end of his stick to jab Malkin in the midsection late in the third period of the Red Wings’ 5-4 overtime win against the Penguins. Malkin went down on the ice in pain and Legwand was assessed a five-minute for butt-ending and a game misconduct.

The Penguins didn’t score on the major power play and Daniel Alfredsson‘s goal with 0.4 seconds left in overtime gave the Wings the victory. The best news for Detroit out of all of this, however, is that they won’t lose yet another center for a game or more out of this.

  1. bmitchelf - Mar 21, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Malkin can probably breathe a little easier today, too. HI-YO!

  2. isphet71 - Mar 21, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    After getting his stick up on Legwand, Malkin deserved a butt-end.

    He didn’t deserve a butt-end in the junk, but these things happen. And who is to say that was where he got hit and wasn’t just milking it? It is not above both Malkin and Crosby to milk an apparent injury, because when the games count, it’s not really above ANY player to milk an injury for a call.

    Bottom line is, Legwand got a 5 minute major, which he absolutely deserved, and the unfortunate location of the butt-end doesn’t mean that Legwand deserves more than the penalty he got in-game. Right call for him to not have more punishment. Too much grey area on this incident.

    • ibieiniid - Mar 21, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      I’m assuming you mean he hit him in the dick. did he hit him in the dick? if this posts, we’ll know that you can say dick on PHT.

      • ibieiniid - Mar 21, 2014 at 9:56 AM

        yesssssss. you can say dick on PHT.

      • comeonnowguys - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:03 AM

        This isn’t PFT, it feels like they treat us a little more like adults, and we haven’t given them reason not to.

        Now where did I put my Lee Elia rant…

      • ibieiniid - Mar 21, 2014 at 12:18 PM

        I think my excitement over being allowed to post a semi-curse word may be reason to treat me not as an adult.

      • ibieiniid - Mar 21, 2014 at 12:47 PM

        lol just listened to Lee Elia’s rant, had no idea what you were talking about. he goes hard.

  3. sjsharks66 - Mar 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Is there no video or Gif for this? I had to miss it last night. Would love to see what the fuss was about.

  4. sabatimus - Mar 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Deliberate jab to the nuts by Legwand. Also nice to see Neal true to his cheapshot form with that cross check to the head.

  5. rpiotr01 - Mar 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Psshh, big deal! Back in the day Mark Messier did that to you every time he skated by, even if you were on his team or a referee.

    • hockey412 - Mar 21, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      That is one hell of a visual, brother. It’s cracking me up.

  6. danglesnipecelly88 - Mar 21, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Flyers suck

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