To recap, last night’s 5-2 win over the Rangers was a bruiser. Alexei Emelin had more than one crushing hit, including a dangerous looking hit on Marc Staal. I thought he might get a call from DOPS today, but it turns out that Filip Forsberg will get that call instead.
Nashville’s Filip Forsberg will have a hearing today for interference on NY Rangers’ Jimmy Vesey.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) February 4, 2018
Forsberg laid down a patented butt-check on Jimmy Vesey that left Vesey with a bloody face.
Here’s the hit:
Vesey the recipient of a absolutely BRUTAL Forsberg #ButtCheck. REVERSE CHOO CHOO! #Preds #NYR pic.twitter.com/EpmVln8uG6— FOX Sports Tennessee (@PredsOnFSTN) February 4, 2018
Tell me you haven’t seen that exact hit from Forsberg about a thousand times without so much as a whistle. He’s completely stopped and all of Vesey’s (not Forsberg’s) momentum provides the force of the hit.
If Forbserg gets even a fine for this, let alone a game, it will be a travesty.
Forberg has been suspended three games for interference by the Department of Player Safety and will be eligible to return on Saturday versus Montreal.
Nashville’s Filip Forsberg suspended three games for interference on NY Rangers’ Jimmy Vesey. https://t.co/7gTton1szC— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) February 4, 2018