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Key Panthers Forward Likely to Face Major Suspension After Dirty Cross-Check

Published November 24, 2023 at 11:34
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE
This Key Panthers forward is likely to face punishment from Player Safety after delivering a dirty cross-check against the Boston Bruins.

Lundell To Potentially Hear From Player Safety After Crosscheck on Poitras



During the Boston Bruins game against the Florida Panthers, Panthers forward Anton Lundell landed a dirty crosscheck on the Bruins' Matthew Poitras. The crosscheck appeared to make contact with Poitras' head, which is normally grounds for suspension.

Panthers forward, Anton Lundell, should be hearing from NHL Player Safety for this post whistle cross check to the face of Matty Poitras. This is multi-game suspension worth

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This type of crosscheck has been suspendable by the NHL before, and could land Lundell a suspension or a fine.

Lundell Having Good Start to Season Which Could Be Halted By Suspension



The Panthers would be in a bad position if they lost Lundell, as he has been centring their top line in Barkov's absence. While the 22-year-old only has 9 points in 19 games, he has seen increasing responsibility and has been handling it well.

Lundell, who was not ejected from the game after the crosscheck on Poitras, had the game-tying goal later against the Bruins.

Anton Lundell gets a right place, right time tally thanks to his right skate, tying it up at 1 for Florida!


We will see if NHL Player Safety will get involved, although time is running out on their likelihood of doing so.
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