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FORMER NHLER KICKS OPPOSING DEFENDER AFTER A QUESTIONABLE HIT IN THE KHL

SEP 22, 2021  (20H46)      MIKE ARMENTI
We've all seen players take exception to a questionable hit and retaliate out of frustration - but rarely does a hockey player deliver a kick to a player while grounded.

On Wednesday, that's exactly what happened during a KHL match between Novosibirsk Sibir and Magnitogorsk Metallurg after Sibir defender Nikita Yefremov took Metallurg's Nikolay Goldobin into the endboards hard with a stiff check in the numbers.

After both players collided against the boards, a fuming Goldobin delivered a kick with the shin across the stomach of Yefremov, who got up and attempted to make his way back into the play.


Obviously, it goes without saying that players should know better than to kick an opponent, especially due to the fact that one slip can cause a serious laceration with a skate blade.

Goldobin didn't exactly get away with one here, as he was slapped with a 5-minute major and a 20-minute misconduct on the play, but he certainly could have received much worse.

Goldobin is a former NHLer, who played 125 games split between the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks between 2016-2020.
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NHL STATS
SEASON
2021-2022GPGAPTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
56713
LEON DRAISAITL
54711
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
55510
STEVEN STAMKOS
5459
KYLE CONNOR
5639
TYLER BERTUZZI
+3
5639
EVGENY KUZNETSOV
5459
ANZE KOPITAR
5639
JORDAN KYROU
4268
ANDREI SVECHNIKOV
4448
JESSE PULJUJARVI
5268
TIMO MEIER
+1
5358
LOGAN COUTURE
+1
5358
J.T. MILLER
6178
CONOR GARLAND
6358
BRAD MARCHAND
+2
4437
DAVID PERRON
4527
DREW DOUGHTY
4167
OLIVER BJORKSTRAND
5257
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS
5077
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
OCTOBER 24, 2021 G A PTS
LUCAS RAYMOND
3 1 4
ROMAN JOSI
1 3 4
TYLER BERTUZZI
1 2 3
MATT DUCHENE
- 3 3
DYLAN LARKIN
- 3 3
RYAN JOHANSEN
2 - 2
JOSH BAILEY
1 1 2
DEREK FORBORT
1 1 2
FILIP FORSBERG
1 1 2
BRAD MARCHAND
1 1 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS