Kesler, 30, received a charging major for hitting Granlund, 22, in the dying moments of Anaheim’s 2-1 win against Minnesota on Friday night. Here’s video of the fracas:
Kesler hasn’t ever been suspended by the NHL despite sporting a game that has some edge to it (601 penalty minutes in 660 career regular season games). Zach Parise, who received a game misconduct and cross-checking major during the scrum that ensued at the end of the game, had this to say afterward:
Stupid or not, Kesler won’t face any further discipline for his actions. Anaheim’s next game against Minnesota is on Dec. 5.