New York Rangers rookie Matt Rempe's dirty hit Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin
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NHL Reaches Decision On A Suspension For Matt Rempe's Dirty Hit On Ilya Lyubushkin

Published March 3, 2024 at 7:03 PM
BY SAMER

Last night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Rangers sparked a major controversy when rookie Matt Rempe delivered a hard hit on defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin. The hit, which caused Lyubushkin to exit the game with a confirmed head injury, raised questions about potential NHL punishment for Rempe.


NHL Makes Decision On Matt Rempe's Questionable Hit



Many argued that Rempe's hit, which involved leaving his feet, warranted disciplinary action. However, as of this afternoon, the NHL and the Department of Player Safety (DoPS) have remained silent on the matter.


Typically, the NHL announces any punishment or meetings with the DoPS by 5 PM the day after such incidents. With no word from either party, it appears Rempe will not face punishment at this time.

The clock strikes 5 PM and the DoPS is quiet - no word on supplemental discipline for Matt Rempe's hit on Ilya Lyubushkin. #NHL #PlayerSafety #LeafsForever


This decision means Rempe has dodged a potential fine or suspension, but concerns remain about his aggressive style of play. Given his history of on-ice incidents, we hope injuries can be avoided going forward.
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NHL Reaches Decision On A Suspension For Matt Rempe's Dirty Hit On Ilya Lyubushkin

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