Aaron Ekblad revealed Friday he sustained a broken nose when he was punched by Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi on Wednesday night.
The Florida Panthers defenceman said he doesn’t believe Domi’s suspension for the remainder of the preseason fits the crime and vowed that there would be revenge in the future.
“It’s kind of a gift… I don’t want to comment too much on the league’s decision, but I think it’s wrong,” Ekblad told the Panthers’ website. “That’s life, though.”
“It’s dumb. I think he’s stupid for doing it,” Ekblad continued. “In the end it’s hockey. That’s the way it goes. Scores will get settled at a later date.”
“Bit of a gutless play. You don’t do those types of things,” Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo said after the Panthers’ 5-2 win. “I’m sure the league will look at it and we definitely won’t forget about it.