Ryan Hartman’s high stick on Cole Perfetti was intentional

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By Goose
2 months ago
Be sure to check Betway to check out the latest Jets game day odds and bet on the NHL! In the spicy back-to-back series there was a little bit of everything from big goals, to fights, to injuries and even a fine was handed out after the home and home series.
In the 3-2 Winnipeg Jets victory over the Minnesota Wild on December 31st Ryan Hartman would take a faceoff against Cole Perfetti and would hit him in the face leading to the Jets forward leaving the ice and getting a few stitches.
Ryan Hartman would get fined on Tuesday $4,427.08 for the high stick on Cole Perfetti.That is the maximum allowable under the CBA.
During the morning press conference Perfetti would give praise to the Wild forward before revealing that Hartman openly said the high stick was intentional and the whole thing was caught on the mic the Jets forward was wearing for the “Runway” feature the team puts out.


“No disrespect, nothing agianst you it just had to happen for what happened to (Kirill) Kaprizov”
“We caught it all, we caught the whole convo,” he added. “I was mic’d up, so I don’t know if he realized that or not, I mean they’re supposed to get notified but to come out and blatantly say it to the mic, it worked out in our favour.”
Hartman was looking for some revenge on the Jets after Kaprizov was crosschecked by Brendan Dillon. No penalties were on called on either play.
When head coach Rick Bowness was asked about the high stick he would say.
“If everyone else was aware of that conversation at the time it would have been dealt with in another way as well.”
Perfetti would score a single assist after getting his stitches against the Wild on Decemeber 31st. As well Adam Lowry would score his 100th NHL goal.
The Jets and Wild will faceoff twice before the end of the season. The next game between the two clubs is February 20th at Canada Life Centre.

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