Jets' Trouba facing hearing over head shot on Senators' Stone

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba knocked Ottawa Senators winger Mark Stone from the game on Sunday night with a vicious shot to the head.

The decision stems from Saturday's game at Ottawa, where Trouba hit the Senators' Mark Stone with an open-ice elbow to the head.

Trouba won't be eligible to return until March 3 with the Jets playing just two games in the next 10 days.

"It's a clear hit to the head with the shoulder", said Boucher, who was livid when Trouba was only give two minutes.

The Senators lost the game 3-2, but more importantly lost three players to injury. "I thought we deserved a much, much better fate".

The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced the ban Monday, citing Trouba's lack of a disciplinary track record and Stone's expected recovery in its explanation of the length of the ban.

"[The referees] see the same things we do".

Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin left his feet to shoulder Jets captain Blake Wheeler in the head. I think that they cant see exactly what happens out there. Wheeler did not have the puck at the time. Whether its dirty or not, I dont know.”.

  • Julie Sanders