Tuesday night’s game between the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild was a heated rivalry game. Under ten minutes into the game, there were two separate fights that included Adam Lowry squaring up with Marcus Foligno and Brenden Dillon dropping the gloves with Jordan Greenway.
The game remained physical throughout and tensions boiled over in the final ten minutes of the heated contest. After there was a scuffle in front of the benches, Foligno and Lowry dropped the gloves for the second time.
After punches were exchanged, the players wrestled to the ice where the linesmen stepped in to separate the players. Lowry was laying on the ice and when the linesmen started to lift Foligno off of Lowry, he lifted his left knee and dropped it directly to Lowry’s head. (You can see a video of the incident further down this article.)
On top of the five-minute fighting penalty, Foligno only received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for his conduct. Dave Lowry, who is the Jets head coach and also Adam Lowry’s dad, along with the Jets bench were irate that Foligno was not given a major or match penalty. But fortunately today, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety reviewed the play and has come down with a suspension for Foligno.
Marcus Foligno will get a two-game suspension for his knee to Adam Lowry during the Winnipeg Jets versus Wild game
Luckily, Lowry was not injured on the play and did not miss any game action after the incident in the Jets’ 2-0 win over the Wild. You can read out site’s recap of the game, by clicking the “NEXT” link at the bottom of this article.
Lowry and the Jets will look to put a winning streak together when they return to action tomorrow night in Dallas to take on the Stars.
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