The Buffalo Sabres dressed just 16 players in their 2-1 OT win over the Phoenix Coyotes and before the game was finished they were down to just 15 players after Drew Stafford was kicked out.
Drew Stafford was given an elbowing major and a game misconduct for an elbow the head/face of Oliver Ekman-Larsson. While it was an intentional elbow, Ekman-Larsson certainly did his best to sell it to the referees.
Here’s a look at Stafford’s elbow, you be the judge.
Stafford was not only upset over his ejection but was also upset at an earlier hit Ekman-Larsson laid on him. Larsson remained on the ice for a few minutes after the hit, but stayed in the game and was back on the ice a shift later. As stated above, Stafford was given a 5 minute major and a game misconduct for his elbow.
What did you think of the elbow? Do you think it will warrant a call from sherif Brendan Shanahan?
Here’s what Ted Nolan had to say about the hit;
“I think he just tried to shoulder him off more so than the elbow, but it didn’t look good” ~ Ted Nolan on Drew Stafford elbow
Do you think Drew Stafford will see supplementary discipline for his elbow? If so how long will he sit? Vote in the first poll on whether he will be suspended or not and vote in the second poll for the length his his suspension if you answered yes. It’s Christmas eve so we’re giving y’all a double poll!