Golden Knights D Alex Pietrangelo to Have Hearing for Slash
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his slash on Edmonton Oilers superstar Leon Draisaitl.
Vegas’ Alex Pietrangelo will have a hearing today for Slashing against Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 11, 2023
The incident occurred with under two minutes remaining in Wednesday’s Game 4. Edmonton downed Vegas 4-1 to tie the series at 2-2. Draisaitl, who leads the playoffs with 18 points (13 goals, five assists), sent the puck wide of the net before his left arm was slashed hard by Pietrangelo.
The 33-year-old was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
Fellow Oilers superstar Connor McDavid called for Pietrangelo to be suspended, saying postgame:
“You would like to see it reviewed for sure. I’d like to see [him] suspended. It was as intent to injure as you can get. That was not a hockey play.”
“If you’re asking my opinion on that play, I would not define it as a hockey play,” added Edmonton head coach Jay Woodcroft. “And I’ll leave it at that.”
Game 5 goes Friday from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the Oilers at -125 on the moneyline.
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