Last night, at the 14:55 mark of the third period, former Fighting Sioux forward Brad Malone laid this hit on Nick Foligno. The Blue Jackets captain was injured on the play and has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Foligno will not be available for Saturday's game.
Further inflaming the matter for some fans, Malone will not be suspended for the hit. I looked at the hit last night, and I don't know. That was a tough call to make.
Everyone's favorite Blue Jacket Brandon Dubinsky would later challenge Malone for his hit on Foligno.
For those keeping track at home. Malone has now been in five NHL fights this season. That's good for 10th in the NHL. (Hockeyfights.com) It wasn't much of a fight, and it was ruled a draw.
To make matters more interesting, the two teams play again tonight. There could be some fireworks.
#CBJ Dubinsky: "I'm pretty sure that was a head hit. I'm pretty sure it was dirty. (Foligno) is not feeling too good right now."— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) January 9, 2016