The NHL's Decision On The Ryan Reaves Hit Revealed

Published December 15, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Last night the red hot Minnesota Wild hosted the Detroit Red Wings in the Xcel Energy Center in what was probably Ryan Reaves' best game of the season.

Reaves has always been a beast with his past teams but last night Reaves was hitting every player in sight, including running down Red Wings Filip Hronek with a bone crushing check that some felt was a very dangerous check.

Hronek was helped off the ice and obviously didn't return.

Despite the Wings calling for a penalty, Reaves didn't get penalized on the play and now the verdict is in from the NHL also.

The NHL department of player safety announced Reaves won't face any supplemental discipline.

Reaves wasn't guilty of a blatant headshot, but rather what the NHL rulebook refers to as "unavoidable head contact," determined by «whether the opponent put himself in a vulnerable position by assuming a posture that made head contact on an otherwise full body check unavoidable."

Reaves has been suspended three times while also having been fined three times in his career but many feel Reaves should of faced punishment on the Hornek hit do you agree?
December 15   |   117 answers
The NHL's Decision On The Ryan Reaves Hit Revealed

Should Reaves had been suspensed for this hit?

Yes4639.3 %
No7160.7 %
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