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NHL to hold hearing on Brendan Lemieux biting incident

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NHL to hold hearing on Brendan Lemieux biting incident

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  • Senators
Nov 29
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The NHL Department of Player Safety has decided to pursue further measures against Los Angeles Kings forward Brendan Lemieux on his biting incident with Ottawa Senators winger Brady Tkachuk in last Saturday’s game.

The players were fighting on the ice in the third period before Tkachuk saw blood on his hand. He then told the officials that Lemieux had bitten him during the clash.

Lemieux was ejected and the game ended with a 4-2 win for the Kings.

“It’s outrageous,” a visibly upset Tkachuk said, according to the Ottawa Sun. “Kids don’t even do that anymore. Babies do that. I don’t even know what he was thinking. He’s just a complete brick head. He’s got nothing up there.

“Bad guy, bad player, but what a joke he is. He shouldn’t be in the league,” Tkachuk continued. “This guy’s gutless. No other team wants him. He’s going to keep begging to be in the NHL, but no other team wants him, he’s an absolute joke. I can’t even wrap my head around it. People don’t even do this. He’s just a bad guy.”

Kings coach Todd McLellan gave his thoughts on the incident after the game.

“We need him playing every night,” McLellan said. “We need him playing every minute that he gets. Offensively, defensively, physically, emotionally. And if we happen to lose him for any period of time, we’ll miss him. And he has to understand how important he’s become.”

The date for the hearing has yet to be decided and the Department of Player Safety “retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review,” the NHL said on its website.

  • Brendan Lemieux

    Brendan Lemieux is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey left winger for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League .

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  • Brady Tkachuk

    Braeden "Brady" Tkachuk is an American professional ice hockey left winger and captain of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League .

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  • Los Angeles Kings

    The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey based in Los Angeles. The team competes in the National Hockey League as a member of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference,

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  • Ottawa Senators

    The Ottawa Senators , officially the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and colloquially known as the Sens, are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa.

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