Marc Methot’s finger injury will have him sidelined for weeks.
The Ottawa Senators defender finger was “shattered” on a nasty slash from Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby and part of his finger was severed.
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Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was on TSN radio and clearly upset with what had transpired. He suggested there should be a suspensions on players like Crosby for plays that result in injuries like this.
“You do anything that’s almost a certain injury and I think the only way to do it is you wipe the guy off the map,” Melnyk told TSN 1200. “Not one or two games, (but) 10. How about a season for a few of these guys? He takes my guy, I take your guy. That’s my attitude.”
“The guy that creates the injury should be sitting out; they should watch the games together for the rest of the season. That’s the kind of attitude I have. There’s no room for that.”
“We all know who he is, the guy is just a whiner beyond belief and you do this kind of stuff, I don’t care who you are in the league, I don’t care if you’re the number one player in the league, you should sit out a long time for this kind of crap.”
The Senators, who went to overtime against the Penguins, are now within one point of the first-place Montreal Canadiens.