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J.F. Jacques is probably getting suspended for elbowing

Brad Staubitz, Jean Francois Jacques

Minnesota Wild right wing Brad Staubitz, right, lands a punch on Anaheim Ducks’ Jean Francois Jacques during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)


J.F. Jacques has spent most of his season on an airplane riding between Anaheim and Syracuse thanks to be called up from and sent down to the AHL. The next call he gets is probably going to be from Brendan Shanahan, however, thanks to a head shot on Columbus forward R.J. Umberger.

As you can see in the video, Jacques goes out of his way to hit Umberger in the head with his elbow and even appears to leave his feet to do so. That’s about as dirty as dirty gets.

Umberger has a history of concussion problems dating back to his days in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Jacques is a guy that is essentially a fourth line player looking to make a difference to stick around. This isn’t the way to do it and Shanahan will be sure to remind him of that.