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Edmonton Oilers defenseman to likely be suspended for vicious headbutt

Published May 11, 2022 at 10:56
BY JOSH

The Edmonton Oilers lost Game 5 in overtime by a final score of 5-4, but that might not even be their biggest loss from last night. With only a few seconds left in the 2nd period it appears that Darnell Nurse let his frustration get the better of him.

After Mike Smith made a save, Nurse appears to lower his head and deliver a headbutt directly to the face/head of Philip Danault.





There was no penalty issued on the play, but today NHL Player Safety announced that Nurse will indeed have a hearing for the play.

Edmonton's Darnell Nurse will have a hearing today for Head-butting Los Angeles' Phillip Danault.


Similar infractions in the past have resulted in one game suspensions. That is the likely punishment for Nurse as well.

Being forced to play Game 6 without their top defender is going to make Thursday night's game much more difficult for the Oilers.
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Edmonton Oilers defenseman to likely be suspended for vicious headbutt

Should Nurse be suspended for this play?

Yes28162.6 %
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