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NHL MAKES THEIR DECISION ON TYLER MYERS' HIT VERSUS CANADIENS

The NHL's Player of Safety Department has decided not to give any supplemental discipline to Vancouver Canucks defenceman Tyler Myers after a questionable hit on Montreal Canadiens forward Joel Armia.


According to Francois Gagnon of RDS, "After analyzing the collision, the NHL determined that the majority of the initial impact was taken by Joel Armia's chest, not his head. Armia didn't see Myers coming, that's right, but there's no rule against that."


The hit, which some thought was a blindside, happened late in the third period of last night's game. While Myers was ejected from the game as a result, Habs fans will likely still not feel it was enough given that it was announced this morning Armia will miss time with a concussion. Head coach Claude Julien let it be known he was not a fan of the hit when speaking with media post game.

«I reviewed the play and I've been told that Armia's been assessed with a concussion,» Julien said. «It's a loss for us, for now, and it's too bad. I didn't like the hit from Myers. He didn't see him coming. It's an elbow that seemed high. I think the refs reacted well giving him a five-minute penalty. Now we'll have to wait and see what the league's disciplinary committee decides, which is something we don't control, unfortunately. But I didn't like the hit especially with 2:28 to go in a 6-3 game. He didn't see it coming and it's from a big guy who I think is 6-foot-7. Was it necessary? We're trying to clean these types of hits out of the NHL, so we'll wait and see how they'll deal with it.»



It's a tough loss for the Habs, as Armia was off to a great start this season with two goals and three assists in five games played. The Habs do have momentum to build off of however, as they currently lead the North Division with a 3-0-2 record, including their 7-3 victory over the Canucks last night. The two teams will meet again this Saturday in what should be a fiery contest.



COLTON PANKIW
JANUARY 22, 2021  (16H55)
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