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Brendan Gallagher throwing an elbow hit.
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Habs forward thrown out of game for intent to injure on dirtiest elbow you'll ever see

Published January 25, 2024 at 7:44 PM
BY LIAM
     
Moments ago in tonight's game between the New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens, Habs forward Brendan Gallagher threw an absolutely brutal check to the head by popping his elbow out against Islanders' defenceman Adam Pelech.


Gallagher skates across the ice clearly lining up Pelech for a hit, but when Pelech skates by, Gallagher stops up and reaches his elbow out, making direct contact to the head of Pelech. He crashed to the ice clutching his head, left the game and has not since returned.




Gallagher received a match penalty for an intent to injure on the play, rightfully so. In addition to the harsh penalty on the ice, The NHL's Department of Player Safety will undoubtedly be reviewing this play, and Gallagher will likely be suspended for the first time in his 700+ game career.
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Habs forward thrown out of game for intent to injure on dirtiest elbow you'll ever see

How many game will Gallagher be suspended?

No suspension264.9 %
1 game336.2 %
2-4 games18434.6 %
5+ games28954.3 %
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