Report: NHL reviewing ‘shoulder to the head’ Gudas hit on Bruins’ Czarnik
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas is back in the news for another questionable hit -- this time on Boston Bruins prospect forward Austin Czarnik during Saturday’s exhibition game.
The hit occurred early in the third period. Gudas was given a minor penalty for boarding on the play.
However, according to CSN New England, citing an anonymous source, the league is reviewing the hit.
“I just looked at [the hit]. There’s no update on [Czarnik]. We saw the shoulder to the head. Somehow he seems to have a knack of getting himself in trouble every game. I didn’t like the hit personally,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien, as per CSNNE.com.
“I thought it was a little bit late, and a shoulder to the head. It’s disappointing. Here’s a young player [in Czarnik] having a good camp and really playing well, and then he ends up with a hit like that in the last few minutes.”
Earlier this week, Gudas, who has a history with the league’s Department of Player Safety and suspensions, was ejected for boarding Jimmy Vesey, however in that case, he avoided supplemental discipline.