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Marcus Foligno receives punishment from NHL Player Safety and it's ridiculous

Published March 12, 2022 at 12:57
BY JOSH

During the final minute of last night's Columbus Blue Jackets versus Minnesota Wild game, Wild forward, Marcus Foligno delivered a vicious knee-on-knee hit to Jakub Voracek. The hit immediately sent Voracek to the ice and then to the locker room.

Voracek eventually returned to the bench but after taking a spin around the ice during a TV timeout he remained seated for the rest of the game, not taking another shift.


Foligno wasn't issued a penalty on the play, despite this fitting the bill for both kneeing and tripping. This also wasn't Foligno's first incident of kneeing this season, as a month ago he was suspended for delivering a knee to the head of Adam Lowry.



While these knees are vastly different, it still remains a second incident where Foligno used his knee as a weapon. The expectation was Foligno would likely see some form of suspension for this hit, but in classic George Parros fashion, today it was announced Foligno will not be suspended.


Foligno will be fined $5,000 for this play, but the level of inconsistency remains astounding as the NHL Player Safety continues to deliver puzzling results.
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Marcus Foligno receives punishment from NHL Player Safety and it's ridiculous

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Deserves to be suspended24961.9 %
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He shouldn't have been punished7418.4 %
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