Mason Shaw has recorded another questionable hit on a San Jose Sharks player.
Late in the middle frame of a 2-1 Sharks lead, Shaw, on the forecheck, kneed Evgeny Svechnikov’s right leg.
Mason Shaw knees Evgeny Svechnikov.
5 min major and a game misconduct. pic.twitter.com/PHIMJQUbay
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Trying to avoid the Shaw forecheck, Svechnikov appeared to pull up, putting his knee in a vulnerable position.
Sitting next to me, The Athletic’s Minnesota Wild beat writer Michael Russo noted both that Shaw raised his right leg as he was finishing his knee-to-knee contact – but also that the Wild centerman has had multiple major knee injuries himself over his career.
Svechnikov would leave the ice with some help from San Jose Sharks trainer Ray Tufts, but he was able to put weight on his right leg as he left. The Russian winger did return at the beginning of the third period.
Shaw would get a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Timo Meier scored on the major and Oskar Lindblom scored just as the penalty expired, giving San Jose a 4-1 lead.
In the San Jose Sharks’ first contest against the Minnesota Wild this season on Nov. 13, Shaw hit Radim Simek in the head on the Sharks defender’s opening shift. Simek would leave the game and not play again until Nov. 25 because of a concussion.
Shaw was not penalized by on the ice and did not face league discipline for what Simek told the Mercury News was “a dirty, dirty hit.”
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