The New Jersey Devils were forced to finish Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks a man short after defenseman Adam Larsson was ejected for a hit on Jared McCann.
McCann had just finished passing the puck behind the net when Larsson threw a big shoulder into McCann's head. The principle point of contact was clearly McCann's head and the hit left the Canucks rookie shaken up.
Larsson was assessed a five-minute major for interference and a game misconduct, as referees determined Larsson purposefully targeted McCann's head on the play. They wasted no time tossing the 22-year old from the game.
McCann was able to return to the game after a short trip to the locker room. A major penalty carries an automatic one-game suspension, unless the NHL's Department of Player Safety decides the hit doesn't warrant a suspension.
However, this is a pretty blatant headshot so expect the suspension to stick this time.
Here is the incident in question: