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NHL Player Safety decides to not review Nate MacKinnon's knee-on-knee hit on Zach Hyman


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Sam Hutch
June 8, 2022  (12:06)
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The Colorado Avalanche swept the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night, but game 4 wasn't without its share of fireworks and the oilers certainly went down swinging it what would be their final home game of the 2021-22 campaign.

Avs star forward Nathan Mackinnon appears to extend his leg and go after Zack Hyman's knee, he wasn't assessed a penalty on the play and Hyman had what was considered to be a lengthy in game visit with the training staff before continuing to play. You can see the play here:

The speed of the game and intent matter here, but should the department of player safety have taken a look at this? It's clear MacKinnon extends his leg, but was the intent there? It's a questionable hit regardless and I think there needs to be some precedent set in how the DoPS looks at plays similar to this one. Star player or not, should we not look at eliminating these types of hits from the game? Since when did star power become a persons exemption for the rules of hockey?
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NHL Player Safety decides to not review Nate MacKinnon's knee-on-knee hit on Zach Hyman

Should this have been a penalty?

Yes, it was kneeing10646.9 %
Yes, it was tripping7432.7 %
No, it isn't a penalty4620.4 %
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