Toronto Players Respond To Incident During Saturday's Game

Published February 12, 2024 at 3:17 PM
BY MATT
There is no doubt that Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly was incensed by the actions of Ottawa Senators forward Ridley Greig causing him to loose his cool and cross-check Greig in the face. This is likely to lead to Rielly's first suspension of his 11-year NHL career.

Rielly received a five-minute major and a game misconduct Saturday night for his actions on Greig.

Long-time tough guy around the league Ryan Reaves was asked his thoughts on Greig's empty-net slapshot.

"If you rewind to when I came into the league he's probably still laying on the ice. I thought (Morgan Rielly's response) was appropriate. I don't see how a kid that young thinks it's appropriate to do something like that."



Reaves continued:

"Ryan Reaves candidly about his thoughts on the Rielly hearing, says he was surprised it got to that level and it's a different game than he grew up in.

«Make hockey violent again, a tattoo I should get.»


The 37 year old, Reaves came into the league during the 2010-11 season. During that season there were over 700 fights recorded. Compare that to last year's number of 334 fights, it further illustrates the game is in a different place.

While Rielly waits on the The NHL's Department of Player Safety to give their ruling he can feel confident that at least his teammates have his back.
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Toronto Players Respond To Incident During Saturday's Game

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