Cody McLeod checks Jared Spurgeon from behind


It didn’t take long for our first controversial hit after the holiday break. In fact, it happened in the first game.

The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild started Monday’s action, which included the hit (via @cjzero) below. Cody McLeod was tossed from the contest after a check from behind on Jared Spurgeon.

McLeod received a five-minute major and game misconduct for the hit. Should he face a suspension as well, just a fine or nothing more?