Luleå HF's Linus Klasen had the puck in the corner, and Joakim Lindstrom approaches from behind the net. What happens next is almost unfathomable.
I have never once seen a player grab an opponent by the head, and slam that opponent's head into the ice. Not in amateur hockey, and certainly not in professional hockey. What the heck was Lindstrom thinking?
Once he finally made his way to the bench, Klasen missed the rest of the game with an obvious concussion. Apparently it wasn't serious as he's expected back this weekend for Luleå HF, so he should consider himself lucky that this didn't turn out worse. Because it could have been much, much worse.
Reportedly, Lindstrom has been suspended two games for his pro wrestling move, but I honestly think he should get much more. Grabbing a player by he head and slamming him to the ground is premeditated. It has to be. It's not like it was an accidental slam-by-head-to-the-ground-while-going-for-puck move. Two games for that kind of stupidity is a slap on the wrist!
I'm glad that Linus Klasen is ok, but I have zero respect for Lindstrom due to his flagrant attempt to injure Klasen. Am I wrong in thinking two games is too little for this kind of move? What say you, readers?
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!