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NHL rules on Benn / Ekman-Larsson hit and fans are NOT happy

George Parros and NHL Player Safety coming under fire yet again.

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In case you missed it last night, Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn earned himself a game misconduct for a hit from behind on Arizona Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman Larsson.

While attempting to play a puck along the side boards in the defensive zone, Ekman-Larsson throws on the brakes while Benn goes full bore right at him, pushing Ekman-Larsson directly on the numbers and driving his head into the glass.

Here’s the hit in question:


Ouch. Not a good look for Benn. 

This is likely worth a game or two suspension, right? Think again…

According to a report from Stars insider Matthew DeFranks, there will be no supplemental discipline administered to Benn for the hit.

Check it out:


No official confirmation from NHL Player Safety or George Parr’s himself just yet, but based on fan reaction this is NOT a popular decision.