Warning, this WILL be a big story in the coming days.... it will be what everyone surrounding this series will talk about........
A Broncos come-from-behind 5-3 win tonight in Regina was bittersweet with the loss of defenseman Jesse Dudas for an unknown period after a check from behind from Jordan Eberle.
Wow, I just had a look at the replay of the hit... it makes me sick to me stomach almost. Maybe the worst hit of the year on a Bronco player.
Dudas had just moved the puck up ice after catching Eberle on a partial breakaway. Eberle put a shot on the lower back of Dudas and hurled him face first into the side/corner boards.
Eberle is not that type of player and doesn't have a history of that but the league office will be busy.... again.
That hit would draw a hefty suspension during the regular season. Not sure how the league will see this one. In a suspension situation, the league factors in the hit itself, the severity of the injury and the track record/reputation of the player at fault.
Just before face-off word came down from the league office that Brett Leffler had been suspended indifnetly for his opening shift high hit on Michael Wilson in game one.
The Broncos will be without two of their top four defenseman possibly for some time.
Bittersweet win to say the least.
This series is getting ugly...
I'll have a complete recap tomorrow after what was a wild weekend on and off the ice in the Queen City.