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P.K. Subban In Devils’ Doghouse After Slew-Foot Earns Hearing with NHL

P.K. Subban is scheduled for a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety after another slew-foot violation.

P.K. Subban is quickly making a case for being the dirtiest player in the NHL. Another slew-foot incident has been caught by the NHL and NHL Player Safety is looking into the play where Subban tripped Trevor Zegras of the Anaheim Ducks. Not only is the NHL upset, so is Subban’s coach who had some fairly poignant words for his defenseman.

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This is now the third such incident this season for Subban. A play that is absolutely despised in the NHL has become his go-to move and it appears his willingness to take the feet out from under his opponents is catching up to him. For those who aren’t aware of what a slew-foot is, it’s the action of tripping a player by knocking a player’s skates out from behind with a kicking or leg dragging motion. The NHL is cracking down hard on the maneuver.

You can see in the video below where Subban intentionally takes out Zegras’ feet.

Subban could be fined for the second time in a week. He was fined a league-maximum $5,000 for dangerously tripping (aka, slew-foot) Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic on Oct. 26 and this one is guaranteed to earn him another fine. The question now will be whether the NHL adds a suspension on top of it because he’s a repeat offender and clearly hasn’t learned his lesson.

Devils Have Taken Notice Too

Head coach of the Devils, Lindy Ruff, didn’t like the play either. He commented on the news of the hearing and said, “That is an undisciplined play that is not acceptable. He knows that. Not something we’re going to put up with.” As such, it sounds like Subban is in hot water with the team and there could be repercussions coming from the organization in terms of sitting a game or two or, at the minimum, a loss in ice time.

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