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07-01-2013, 02:47 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
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Apparently he missed 6 games from it.
It was a strange play to be honest. I don't like Ruutu, it was defnitely late and apparently he had threatened to "knock your lights out" earlier in the game, but the actual hit?
Lehkonen fell in the most awkward of ways. Looks like he was fully conscious when he was hit, but fell on his back - thus striking the back of his head on the ice.
Blatantly late, blindsided/vulnerable position, shoulder to the head as a principle point of contact. Hitting the ice didn't help but that's an incredibly dirty hit to lay on a 17 year old kid who weighs roughly 30lbs less than Ruutu, head hitting the ice or not. Disgusting, pisses me off just watching it.
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