Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck has never been one to make friends with members of the opposing team. Now NHL referees probably aren’t too fond of him, either.
In the final minutes of Minnesota’s 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Thursday night, Clutterbuck was involved in a scrap with Canucks forward Max Lapierre. As the two wrestled along the Vancouver bench, Clutterbuck inadvertently swung a left hook and hit the linesman who was attempting to break up the scuffle square in the kisser.
Yes, even for the on-ice officials, hockey is a dangers sport.