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09-25-2003, 09:34 PM
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Actually, the book doesn't mention anything about blood. It's "Attempt to Injure" or "Deliberate Injury".) . It's the refs that use blood as a sign that this is so. I'm not sure we are near the soccer levels
Although the book does not specifically mention blood, it is the general concensus that blood falls into the category of "causing injury".
Here is the elbowing rule:
(a) A minor or major penalty, at the discretion of the Referee, shall be imposed on any player who uses his elbow to foul an opponent.
(b) When a major penalty is imposed under this Rule for a foul resulting in an injury to the face or head of an opponent, a game misconduct shall be imposed and an automatic fine of one hundred dollars ($100)."
By the book, the right call was made. Forsberg likely did milk it, but there isn't much the referees can do about that. That is a league issue, and I'm sure Forsberg will have a few fines sent his way by the NHL this season.
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