Nikita Zadorov of the Vancouver Canucks.
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BREAKING: Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Facing Suspension After Getting Ejected For Dirty High Hit

Published February 10, 2024 at 2:32 PM
BY TOM BANKS
     
Nikita Zadorov has become known for his physical game, but on Saturday, it may ultimately cost him several games.

Nikita Zadorov hits Lucas Raymond in the head



During their matinee game against the Detroit Red Wings, Nikita Zadorov looked to enforce his physicality with a big hit, but he got it very, very wrong.

Zadorov gets the boot after this hit on Lucas Raymond




The hit resulted in an immediate ejection, and given the three-game suspension for Brenden Dillon after a recent hit to the head of Noel Acciari, it's safe to say that this may see Zadorov facing a similar fate.

Vancouver acquired Zadorov in part for his physical nature, so it's not unexpected to see him make a play like this, but in future, the clear targeting of the head needs to change all over the NHL, with this one being a perfect example of what not to do while hitting an opponent.
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BREAKING: Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Facing Suspension After Getting Ejected For Dirty High Hit

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