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Cody McLeod checks Jared Spurgeon from behind

Cody Mcleod, Jared Spurgeon

Colorado Avalanche left wing Cody McLeod (55) checks Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) from behind during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. McLeod was ejected from the game for checking from behind and game misconduct on the play. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)


It didn’t take long for our first controversial hit after the holiday break. In fact, it happened in the first game.

The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild started Monday’s action, which included the hit (via @cjzero) below. Cody McLeod was tossed from the contest after a check from behind on Jared Spurgeon.

McLeod received a five-minute major and game misconduct for the hit. Should he face a suspension as well, just a fine or nothing more?