Five minute major + game misconduct for an illegal check to the head for Gallagher.
This one *should* result in a lengthy suspension. pic.twitter.com/2CGr2bpJac
– Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) January 26, 2024
Let’s not forget that Brendan Gallagher made a dangerous gesture late in the game against New York. You know as well as I do that the illegal blow to Adam Pelech’s head was dangerous.
He was expected to be summoned by the NHL to explain himself, but it remained to be seen whether this would be in person or over the phone. After all, doing so over the phone means the player can’t be suspended for more than five games.
Not in person, so would appear Gallagher has avoided the worst case scenario. https://t.co/WAOwmug4eN
– Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) January 26, 2024
One might think that the fact that Gally isn’t a repeat offender meant that the league chose not to go ahead with an in-person call-up for the Canadiens’ #11.
In my opinion, it would have merited an in-person hearing… but hey.
Details to come…