While we can confirm there are seven other playoff series at hand, we also acknowledge it might not seem that way on PHT right now given all the wild developments between Ottawa and Montreal following P.K. Subban’s Game 1 ejection for slashing Mark Stone.
The latest, from Sens GM Bryan Murray:
Murray: “The disturbing thing from my point of view is there were threats from Subban to Stone.”
— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) April 16, 2015
Stone, who suffered a microfracture in his right wrist on the slash, is “very questionable” for the remainder of the series, per Murray. The Ottawa GM also said he told NHL discipline czar Stephane Quintal about Stone’s injury prior to the league deciding not to further punish Subban.
Murray said he spoke to Quintal and told him to take the day to take all the information before making a decision. #Sens
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) April 16, 2015
Murray says the league knew the extent of the injury last night #Sens
— Kyle Bukauskas (@SNkylebukauskas) April 16, 2015
Game 2 goes Friday night at the Bell Center in what promises to be an emotional affair. Should Stone be unable to play, it looks as though veteran tough guy Chris Neil will draw into the Ottawa lineup — a decision that could turn this series into an even bigger powderkeg.