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Shane Doan Has A Meeting With Brendan Shanahan Because Of This Elbow (Video)
The Phoenix Coyotes’ Shane Doan has only been suspended once during his NHL career following a late, blindside hit on Dan Sexton during the 2010-11 season. That is quite the clean record for someone with a gritty style of play like Doan’s, but it appears as though another blemish could be added to that record following last night’s elbow to the face of Jamie Benn.
During a battle between two teams that are currently fighting tooth-and-nail for a playoff spot, Doan’s intensity appeared to reach a level that was too high to allow him to stay within the rules of the game, as he got his elbow up on Benn during the second period, knocking the Dallas Stars’ forward to the ground in a daze.
Benn appeared to be a little woozy following the hit, but he was able to remain in the game. As for Doan, he was not penalized for the hit during the game, but don’t expect him to go unpunished after he meets with Brendan Shanahan today.
Here is a look at the elbow.