Perry pleads ignorance after Laine incident

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In the aftermath of Finland’s 4-0 win over Canada on Tuesday at the world hockey championship, Canadian captain Corey Perry was asked about his trip/kick on 18-year-old Finnish wunderkind Patrik Laine.

Perry’s response?

Here’s the incident in question, in case you haven’t seen it yet. The collision happened during the second period, and Perry wasn’t penalized on the play.

As the second video shows, Laine — projected to be the No. 2 overall pick at this year’s draft — was in serious discomfort following the trip. He missed a few shifts while laboring in pain, but did return to finish the contest.

No word yet if Perry will be subjected to supplemental discipline for the incident.