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Radko Gudas ejected for ugly slash to Mathieu Perreault’s head

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas has quite a history of suspensions in the NHL. Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault has a history of concussions.

Those two notions came to mind during a scary-looking moment from Thursday’s game, as Gudas was eventually ejected for a slash to Perreault’s head.

Many noted that the penalty was upgraded to a game misconduct after officials had another chance to look at it.

Maybe officials had a similar experience to seeing it from this angle:

Versus seeing it this way?

Either way, it looked pretty ugly. The motion Gudas made inspired some uncomfortable references to “Game of Thrones.”

Among other things ...

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.