Matt Grzelcyk ejected for low blow on Max Pacioretty.

Matt Grzelcyk ejected for low blow on Max Pacioretty.

Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk has been ejected for a low blow on Washington Capitals forward Max Pacioretty.

Jonathan Larivee

A very selfish play from Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk.

On Saturday, the Bruins were forced to play most of the game with just 5 defensemen thanks to Grzelcyk getting himself ejected from the game during the very first period. Grzelcyk and the Bruins were taking on the Washington Capitals but it wouldn't be a long outing for Grzelcyk whose day would be quickly cut short.

Following a hit behind the net from Pacioretty, Grzelcyk would skate back out to the front of the net and would deliver a low blow to Pacioretty by driving his stick up and into the groin area of the Capitals forward. As you might have expected from a situation such as this one, Pacioretty immediately doubled over in pain and fell to the ice while clutching at his now damaged groin area.

The officials did look at the video review but to no one's surprise they quickly came back with a decision to hand the Bruins defenseman a 5 minute major, giving him the rest of the day off in the process. There wasn't much room for debate here as the video evidence, from every angle, was pretty damning against Grzelcyk.