Gallagher hit on Pelech
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NHL's Department of Player Safety Announces Hearing For Gallagher, Proving Once Again They Don't Care

Published January 26, 2024 at 10:15
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Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher's game is all about exuberance. When he is fully on and engaged he is a joy to watch on the ice. During last night's game against the New York Islanders, Gallagher took that exuberance a step too far.

The incident occurred during the third period when Islanders defenceman Adam Pelech was moving the puck up ice, Gallagher came flying towrds the defenseman, catching him with an elbow to the face.

The Islanders blue-liner was attended to by the training staff before heading to the dressing room.

Gallagher was assessed a five-minute major and game misconduct for an elbow to the head.



Islanders head coach Patrick Roy did not have an update on Pelech's condition after the game.

«I think we all saw what happened,» Roy told reporters after the game, per The Post's Ethan Sears. «I think the league's gonna review the hit. That's all I can say for now.»

Many expected a lengthy suspension for Gallagher who has a history with the NHL Player of Department Safety, but today its been revealed that isn't the case.

Since Gallagher was not offered an in-person hearing, he is not eligible to receive a suspension of more than five games.



After reviewing the hit you can clearly see, its a blindside hit, makes contact to the head and Gallagher leaves his feet. This checks all the boxes for a lengthy suspension. This appears to be another blunder in a growing list by the head of the NHL's Department of Player Safety George Parros.
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