Although he says he is accepting a four-game ban that will have to be terminated at the start of next season, Winnipeg Jets striker Mark Sheffley has sarcastically expressed his displeasure in the National Hockey League.
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Asked on the sidelines of his team’s end-of-year interviews, the forward responded in his own way regarding the penalty after hitting the head with Jake Evans, of the Montreal Canadiens. Ice left on a stretcher late in the first game of the Northern Division Final; Hockey player Habs suffered a concussion in the line.
“I thought they would try to stop me with the help of Philip Danault. It was the Players Safety Department that held me back,” Schevel said, according to The Athletic.
Last Friday, the 55th Jets, called the NHL’s penalty excessive, but he did not appeal it. In his absence, the Manitoba club suffered three more setbacks to take a holiday on Monday.
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