Leon Draisaitl Delivers Dirtiest Crosscheck Of The Season

Published November 14, 2023 at 10:25
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The Edmonton Oilers made their debut under the leadership of Kris Knoblauch as head coach, and the team delivered an impressive performance by rallying together to secure a convincing 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders.



However, during the game, there was a controversial incident involving Leon Draisaitl that warrants attention from the NHL's Department of Player Safety.


Should the Department of Player Safety Review Draisaitl's Questionable Play?



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Leon Draisaitl, who leads the Oilers in points, was involved in an incident where he cross-checked Bo Horvat in the legs while Horvat wasn't in possession of the puck.

"Fully intentional and as dirty as it gets. Player safety has gotta at least fine him."



Draisaitl's intent in this particular play appeared evident: to send his opponent on the ice. Cross-checking to the legs can pose a serious risk of injury, and Bo Horvat was fortunate not to suffer more significant harm.

Do you think Draisaitl will be punished?

As read on Hockey Patrol - Draisaitl's Intentional Dirty Play Calls for NHL Player Safety Action
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