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BREAKING: Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Receives Maximum Punishment From The NHL For Dangerous Elbow

Published January 28, 2024 at 12:26
BY SAMER
     
The Vancouver Canucks faced off against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night, and defenseman Ian Cole initially believed his night was over after receiving a five-minute major for a hit from behind on Blue Jackets forward Justin Danforth.

However, after an extensive video review, the referees made an unprecedented decision to switch the call, determining that it was actually Cole's defensive partner, Tyler Myers, who deserved the five-minute major for an elbow on Sean Kuraly.

As a result, the NHL has decided to take action.

Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Tyler Myers Receives Maximum Punishment From The NHL




Vancouver Canucks defenseman Tyler Myers has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Sean Kuraly last night.

Vancouver's Tyler Myers has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for elbowing Columbus' Sean Kuraly.



This unusual call left even seasoned hockey experts puzzled, especially given the timing in the third period of a tied game. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, seeking clarification, reached out to the league, and the explanation he received was that the officials aimed to "just get the call right."


Despite the confusion, the Canucks successfully killed the five-minute major penalty and garnered a standing ovation from their fans. Ultimately, they went on to win the game 5-4 in overtime.
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BREAKING: Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Receives Maximum Punishment From The NHL For Dangerous Elbow

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