Veteran Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski received a five-minute major and game misconduct for this incident in which he responded to a hit by Columbus Blue Jackets winger Corey Tropp:
Jovanovski, 37, has served three suspensions during his lengthy career, yet it’s been quite a while since he received supplementary discipline from the NHL. His most recent situation came in January 2010.
There’s the thought that this could very well be his last game at this level, so it would be a shame if he went out on this note. Then again, there’s a chance he might stick around for 2014-15, too:
Either way, it’s a pretty ugly situation in what is a meaningless game for the Panthers and a significant one for Tropp and the Blue Jackets.