Edmonton Oilers’ left wing Taylor Hall has been suspended for two games for kneeing Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck. Clutterbuck was helped off the ice after the incident, and is listed as day-to-day with a thigh contusion. He’ll need further tests to determine the full extent of his injury.
After the game Thursday, Hall told reporters he didn’t feel that the hit was knee-on-knee.
“It’s unfortunate,” Hall told reporters after the game. “You never want to see a guy sitting there on the ice. My first thought was I looked around to see if there was a penalty and obviously there was. I really didn’t feel it was knee on knee at all. I really felt like I got him with my hip or torso area.”
Following a 2:30 p.m. phone hearing on Friday, Hall has officially been suspended for two games.
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Mark Spector Sports (@SportsnetSpec) February 22, 2013