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Wilderness Walk: Kaprizov innocent!

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Kirill Kaprizov is innocent!

Last night, against the Los Angeles Kings, the Minnesota Wild star was kicked out of the game for high-sticking Drew Doughty in the face and it being deemed to have “intent to injure” by the officials.

Unfortunately, this means that he will have a conversation with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety automatically, even if it seemed like a normal minor penalty that we have seen countless times already this season.

And given the context of the whole play, it just seems like some normal back-and-forth between two heated players.

That’s Wild

  • In case you missed the entire game, well, the Wild ended up losing 1-0 to the Kings in some boring fashion and the only reason why it wasn’t dreadful was Marc-Andre Fleury. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Head coach Dean Evason was no doubt frustrated by the team’s performance, but he decided to also blame some of the officiating, as well.

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