Former Blackhawk Facing Definite Punishment by NHL Player Safety

Published April 23, 2023 at 0:45
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Sam Lafferty, a former Chicago Blackhawks player who was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the NHL trade deadline, may be facing a suspension by the NHL Player Safety after a controversial cross-check to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ross Colton. The incident occurred during the third period of a recent game between the two teams, which saw the Lightning win 4-3 in overtime.

In the video footage, Lafferty can be seen delivering a forceful cross-check directly to Colton's head, causing him to fall to the ice. The incident has drawn criticism from fans and players alike, with many calling for the NHL to take swift action in response to Lafferty's actions.

At this time, it is unclear how long the potential suspension may last, but the league is expected to make an announcement in the coming days.




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