Agreed. So much worse IMO than a dirty hit. Dirty hits are obviously bad, but they are usually just a case of a guy trying to make a regular hockey play and failing/failing to adapt to a quick change (like a guy turning to the boards or moving to the side a bit). This was so far removed from anything you should be doing on ice, it's just despicable.
Brutal, a completely intentional spear right to the face. Should get 10+ games IMO. He won't get that, but he should, you can literally take out an eye doing this. It will probably be 2-5 games, because the league tends to punish very lightly if the victim wasn't seriously injured, but they SHOULD punish more on the action/intent, and for that 10 or even 20 games seems right.
What are the Wild gonna do? Send Stewart after him? That's like going squirrel hunting with a Scud missile. Spurgeon's buddy Scandella can fight, but Wild can't lose another Dman with Brodin and Dumba out already.
Best to leave it. The league will take care of it. Normally clean player who lost his mind for a second. Too bad the officials didn't catch it on ice.