Radko Gudas has always been known as a very physical player in his career, but he has also had his troubles keeping it within the rules and has crossed the line several time in his career. He crossed the line again in Thursday’s loss to the Winnipeg Jets and has himself in hot water with the NHL.
Gudas got tangled up with Jets forward Mathieu Perreault during puck battle midway through the first period and he showed his frustration by slashing down on Perreault’s head after he fell down to the ice. Gudas earned a five minute major for slashing and was ejected from the game for his actions.
Gudas reportedly apologized to Perreault in the penalty box and claims the slash was not on purpose, but that will not save him from further punishment. The Department of Player Safety announced Friday morning that Gudas will have an in-person hearing.
Philadelphia’s Radko Gudas has been offered an in-person hearing for slashing Winnipeg's Mathieu Perreault. Date and time TBD.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 17, 2017
Gudas’ past will likely come back to haunt him has he was suspended for three games for an illegal check in December of 2016 and six games for a boarding incident in October of 2016. An in-person hearing means the possible suspension could exceed five games.
How long do you think Radko Gudas will sit this time?