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Video: Breaking down the Prust hit on Stepan

May 24, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust was suspended two games on Friday for what the National Hockey League deemed a ‘late, violent’ hit on New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan the previous night.

Stepan suffered a broken jaw, and required surgery as a result. However, the principle point of contact was still up for discussion within the hockey world.

  1. bwayblueshirt - May 24, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    Miller in for Step (assuming Brassard can’t go), and bring McIlrath back up and put him out there for Carcillo. Give him seven or eight minutes ice time with the fourth line, let him spend the rest of the game on the bench, jotting down numbers to blast on his next shift.

    • billiam55 - May 24, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      as a NYR fan do you remember 2012 ECF? All that BS happened and we lost our focus. i feel like we gave that final away to be honest.

  2. graymalkin26 - May 24, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    Stupid comment, obviously you are an American.

    • dueman - May 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

      Really stupid comment, and I’m ashamed if you are Canadian graymalkin….

  3. billsin20xx - May 24, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    and this famously consistent garage league does it again… Kaleta and Scott got a combined 17 games for this same hit..he gets 2! (thx Harrington)

    • joey4id - May 24, 2014 at 8:11 AM

      There’s a lot more data points that goes into the decision process. The department of player safety abides by the CBA, which clearly states that the severity of the injury sustained and the offending player’s history must be considered when determining the length of the suspension.

      • billsin20xx - May 24, 2014 at 10:47 AM

        So explain Scott’s vs this one? Don’t go on Scott’s reputation, go on facts.

  4. joeman26 - May 24, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Prust picks his spots…he had about five decent hits in the entire Bruins series

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