Friday, January 14, 2011

Leafs' Mike Brown Suspended For Three

For his hit to the head on the Phoenix Coyotes Ed Jovanovski late in the second period of Toronto's 5-1 loss to Phoenix Thursday night.

No penalty was called on the play or the ensuing scuffle after Jovanovski got back to his feet and skated from the Phoenix goal-line to the benches to get at Brown.

Here's the analysis from our friends at Rogers Sportsnet...

Here's the hit...
((HT: FSCoyotes/NHL/Youtube))

"It's the game of hockey and I play that style of game," Brown said after the game. "I'd never try to hurt anyone.

"If he hadn't reached for the puck his head wouldn't have gone down. The refs made a good call. Obviously, they didn't call it for a reason. It wasn't a bad hit."

Jovanovski didn't return for the third because of a lower-body injury sustained on the same play.

More when we know more...

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