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Video: Wild’s Coyle gets ejected after Anisimov hit, Dubinsky fight


Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle’s extended family showed up to see him play for 17 seconds on Saturday, but at least that mini-shift was highly eventful.

Coyle delivered a questionable hit to Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov, prompting teammate Brandon Dubinsky to drop the gloves:

Coyle received a match penalty and fighting major for the hit. Meanwhile, Dubinsky received a game misconduct and two-minute minor for instigating along with his matching fighting major.

Anisimov has yet to return to the game. As always, his condition will likely play a role in whether or not Coyle, 21, receives a fine or suspension.

While some debate whether or not that supplemental discipline will come, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo reports that Wild GM Chuck Fletcher questions the ejection altogether.

#mnwild GM Chuck Fletcher is meeting with Supervisor Mick McGeough about the Coyle penalty. Fletcher’s not happy with the call

— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) April 14, 2013