‘I disagree with the outcome,’ Hakstol says of Gudas suspension


Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol doesn’t sound pleased about how long he’ll be without Radko Gudas‘ services.

Gudas — who, on Wednesday, was suspended for a headshot to Ottawa’s Mika Zibanejad — will be out of action for the next three games, missing this weekend’s back-to-backs against the Devils and Blue Jackets, as well a tilt next Tuesday at home against the Isles.

“I disagree with the outcome,” Hakstol said, per CSN Philly. “But it’s the league decision, respect it and move forward.”

The first-year bench boss wouldn’t elaborate on why he felt this way, only repeating that “I disagree, but we move forward.”

It’s worth pointing out that Hakstol uses Gudas quite a bit — nearly 21 minutes per night — and probably isn’t thrilled about losing his biggest physical presence.

Gudas leads the team in hits, with 118. The next closest is Wayne Simmonds, with 61.

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