Griffin Reinhart suspended four games
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01-05-2013, 05:59 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Reinhart is really not a dirty or aggressive player, I highly doubt he was trying to hit Trocheck in the head. The angle at the 0:24 mark of this video shows what happened pretty well:
He seems to be going for a slash to Trocheck's body, but he hits Trocheck's glove/stick and his slash is deflected upwards to the head. I do think it was an intentional slash, but those are pretty common in hockey, and I really think he only caught the head because he accidentally rode up Trocheck's stick. A 1-2 game suspension seems about right for me, but 4 games seems a little harsh considering there was no injury, and he wasn't aiming for the head (IMO).
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