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Chris Stewart ejected for hit from behind (Video)

Posted on: November 15, 2011 10:47 pm
Edited on: November 15, 2011 10:51 pm
By: Adam Gretz

Chris Stewart might need to open up his schedule for a discussion with Brendan Shanahan in the near future.

The St. Louis Blues forward had a short night during his team's 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night, playing just a little over three minutes before he was issued a five-minute major and a game misconduct for checking Niklas Kronwall from behind midway through the first period.

Stewart is definitely a physical player, but he has a pretty clean reputation and has never been issued any supplemental discipline from the league. Still, it's hard to imagine that he won't be hearing from the league regarding this play.

Kronwall left the game for a brief period of time but was able to eventually return. The Red Wings were unable to take advantage of the power play time, failing to score on the five-minute advantage.

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Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 1:36 pm
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Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2011 1:02 pm

Chris Stewart ejected for hit from behind (Video)

cwinner76, I agree with your comments accept on one point. As Kronwall did not see it coming a suspension is valid. In regards to the Lucic hit it was a clean open ice hit (re: no suspension) but I agree the Sabre's need to stick up for their star players regardless. Even a clean hit like that on a star forward should also draw some attention. I can't wait to hear what Don Cherry's comments are on the subject. It should be quite entertaining.

Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 8:24 am

Chris Stewart ejected for hit from behind (Video)

Kronwall's lucky he didn't get hurt bad there.  Clean record or not, he should definitely be suspended.  They should show this video in the Sabre's locker room so they know what it looks like to stick up for your teammate.

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