Early in the first period of tonight’s contest between the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild, Habs forward Kenny Agostino laid an ugly late hit on Wild forward Eric Fehr that… well basically it made all Hell break loose.
Here’s the hit in question:
That’s UGLY… but even uglier, here’s another look at the hit:
It’s even uglier from that angle! At best this is a late hit, at worst it’s boarding… in reality it’s both and it’s no surprise that Agostino was handed a five minute major and a game misconduct.
Immediately following the hit, Agostino was challenged by Wild enforcer Matt Seeler who wrestled him to the ground, but not before landing a few shots on the way down. Video of the tilt to come.
Fehr left the game immediately with lacerations to his face. He’s not expected to return. We’ll provide an update when available.