Wild forward Mike Rupp was ejected and given a match penalty for intent-to-injure for a dangerous hit on St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie during the second period of Thursday night’s game in Minnesota.
As Oshie attempted to skate the puck out of his own zone, Rupp came at him from the blind side and delivered a hit to the head.
The Blues winger was able to get up off the ice and skate to the bench, but he hadn’t returned to the game as of this writing.
Rupp’s match penalty means he is automatically suspended pending a review from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.
Check out the play in the video below.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@ChadGraff