The Florida Panthers’ 4-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres featured some physical moments on Thursday, with the two teams combining for 80 penalty minutes.
The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced a hearing regarding one of the nastier moments, as Johan Larsson cross-checked Vincent Trocheck in the face. Larsson received a five-minute major for cross-checking and a game misconduct for the infraction, which came with about 35 seconds remaining in the third period.
Here’s a GIF of it:
Larsson said he wasn’t too concerned about supplemental discipline after the game, as John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
“I just heard something going on there, so I skated up there,” Larsson said. “The guy came right at me, and I pushed him a little bit, got a little scrum. I didn’t know I got a five. No, I’m not worried at all” about a possible suspension.
Larsson, 25, has not yet been suspended during his NHL career. That could change soon.
Update: It did indeed change, as the NHL suspended Larsson for two games: