Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas could be getting a call from the National Hockey League’s disciplinary department after catching Florida Panthers forward Scottie Upshall with an elbow to the head.
The hit occurred inside the Florida blue line. Upshall was turning up the ice with the puck when Gudas, at 6’0″ tall and 204 pounds, stepped up to throw a hit, catching Upshall with his right elbow. There was no penalty on the play.
Upshall hit the ice hard, his helmet popped off and he was attended to by a member of the Panthers’ training staff.
Below is an account of the incident from George Richards of the Miami Herald.