Gudas was chucked in the first period of Philly’s eventual 6-3 win for an illegal check to the head of Devils forward Bobby Farnham. Farnham remained in the game and finished with 8:39 TOI.
Gudas’ reputation as one of the NHL’s most notorious and dangerous hitters has increased with numerous incidents this year — five questionable hits all told, per the Philly Inquirer.
Earlier this month, Gudas laid out Buffalo rookie Daniel Catenacci late in the third period a 5-1 Flyers win. The hit ended Catenacci’s night and landed him on IR, but Gudas avoided supplemental discipline.
It’s also worth pointing out that, also in February, Gudas was tossed from a game against Montreal for clipping, after delivering a low hit on Habs forward Lucas Lessio.
The Flyers don’t play again until Friday, when they’ll take on the Habs in Montreal.