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Avalanche Forward Ejected For Dirty Play

Published November 8, 2023 at 12:16
BY CRAIG FORDE
Ross Colton went a long way towards making himself an enemy of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night and in turn, the officials as well.

Midway through the second period, the Colorado forward put a dangerous hit on young Devils defenseman Luke Hughes leading to a two-minute boarding call.

But in the ensuing moments, things got much more heated when Timo Meier skated towards Colton to express his thoughts on the hit, only to receive a cross-cross across his face.




For his extracurriculars, Colton received a five-minute major and a game misconduct and it is yet to be known if he will be getting a call from the league office for further disciplinary action.

Avalanche's Bednar saw things very differently



Colorado head coach Jared Bednar expressed his frustrations with the calls following the game.

With the initial call, the Avalanche bench boss claimed that Hughes last second change of direction made things look worse than they were and that the following dust up was a matter of self-defense.

»Meier turns back to go at Colton and he's coming at him with his stick high. You've got to defense yourself, and your stick has got to come up unless you want to take one in the teeth.»

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