Archive for April 24th, 2012

Michalek in Trouble?

- April 24th, 2012

Milan Michalek could be in hot water.
NHL VP of safety Brendan Shanahan is studying an incident on the Jason Spezza goal at 19:21 of the third period because Rangers defenceman Girardi claims he was kicked by Michalek on the play.
Sources confirmed to the Sun Tuesday morning Shanahan has acquired the CBC footage of the replay and though no hearing has been scheduled, Michalek could either face a fine or suspension before Game 7 of the seriers Thursday.
No, Michalek doesn’t have any past history, but a source said Girardi was complaining after the game his pant leg was cut because of the incident. A hearing would have to be held before puck drop Thursday night at MSG.
A decision will likely made later today on whether the incident is serious enough to require a hearing. The replay shows Michalek flat on his belly with Girardi on top of him and using his skate to get Girardi off him.