Slovak goalie Marcel Melichercik tossed after levelling forward (w/video)

SLOVAK GOALIE MARCEL MELICHERCIK TOSSED FROM GAME AFTER LEVELLING FORWARD WITH HUGE HIT (W/VIDEO)

NOV 24, 2021  (14H58)      TIM TUCKER
It's another edition of things you don't see often in professional hockey. Goaltender Marcel Melichercik, who plays for Spisska Nova Ves HK of the Slovak Extraliga, received a five minute major and was tossed from the game Tuesday after a massive hit on 19-year-old forward Samuel Krajc of Trencin Dukla. Why Melichercik, who is 34, was so upset isn't exactly clear, but the hit was anything but an accident. Melichercik came out of his net to seemingly play the puck when it was shot into his zone. Apparently, a new rule in the Slovak Extraliga states a goalie cannot play the puck in that area. Instead, Melichercik decided to lay Krajc out with a hit that was pretty much a stiff clothesline. Krajc would go crashing into the boards and was clearly hurt on the play. Melichercik then threw his stick in frustration at his net while Krajc's teammates were attempting to see if he was ok. There are two videos of the incident below. The first just shows the hit. The second shows all of the aftermath. No word at this time on a suspension for Melichercik, but you have to think one is coming.


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ATLANTIC DIVISION
2021-2022 SEASON
TEAMSGPWLOLPTS
1
MAPLE LEAFS24176135
2
PANTHERS22154333
3
LIGHTNING21125428
4
RED WINGS24129327
5
BRUINS19118-22
6
SABRES22811319
7
CANADIENS24616214
8
SENATORS2041519
NHL STATS
LIVE
DECEMBER 2, 2021 G A PTS
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
1 3 4
SAM REINHART
1 3 4
AARON EKBLAD
2 1 3
VICTOR HEDMAN
2 1 3
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
2 1 3
RYAN HARTMAN
1 2 3
ALEX FORMENTON
2 - 2
VINNIE HINOSTROZA
2 - 2
ANTON LUNDELL
2 - 2
JASON ROBERTSON
2 - 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS
NHL STATS
SEASON
2021-2022GPGAPTS
LEON DRAISAITL
21202141
CONNOR MCDAVID
21152540
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
+1
24191838
NAZEM KADRI
+1
2092030
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
+3
2391828
EVGENY KUZNETSOV
+1
2482028
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+4
2381627
STEVEN STAMKOS
+1
21111325
MIKAEL GRANLUND
2352025
JOHNNY GAUDREAU
2391625
TROY TERRY
23151025
JOHN TAVARES
23111425
TIMO MEIER
+2
18111124
BRAD MARCHAND
1891524
KYLE CONNOR
22141024
MATT DUCHENE
23131124
ARTEMI PANARIN
2161723
ANZE KOPITAR
2281523
JORDAN KYROU
2391423
AARON EKBLAD
+3
2381423
  COMPLETE STATS