Here’s in a lesson in not swinging your stick around when there’s a linesman escorting you to the penalty box.
Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar was on the receiving end of a 10-minute misconduct for abuse of an official after his frustrations boiled over against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Weegar was incensed that a penalty wasn’t called after he was boarded by Maple Leafs forward Tyler Ennis. Weegar was slow to get up and when he did, he began spamming cross-checks to anyone within striking distance, including several to Ennis, one of which appeared to catch Ennis in the neck.
As he was getting taken to the box on a four-minute double minor for the cross-checking, Weegar slammed his stick against the glass near the penalty box. The stick appeared to catch the linesman Jonny Murray in the helmet.
The whole ordeal can be seen here:
Weegar got a stern talking to by referee Chris Rooney before he was sent to the locker room to serve out his misconduct.
Toronto, who were down 2-0 at that point, was unable to score on the extended power play.