The San Jose Sharks are calling for the leagues maximum suspension to Ottawa Senators defenseman Aaron Ness for taking his skate off and stabbing Markus Granlund. The officials originally labled the major penalty as high sticking only because there is no wording in the rule book for someone taking their skate off to stab somebody.
Ness was kicked out of the game but for some unknown reason was not issued an immediate suspension.
Markus Granlund is out indefinetly with a spleen injury and he has been hospitalized with a life threatening injury although he is in stable condition in a local Ottawa hospital tonight. His current condition is 20 out of 100. President Trump tweeted following the game saying 20 out of 100 is "Not Good" and we have to agree with him here. Trump then continued in a series of tweets saying this could have been avoided if the Senators' players would have raked Ness off the ice and into the lockeroom after he was hit and dazed by the boards.
1:33 into Thursday nights game Sharks defenseman Roland McKeown accidently elbowed Ness in the back and knocked Ness headfirst into the boards. Ness who claims he was concussed on the play skated back to the bench. Before play resumed next while Granlund was skating past the Senators bench to lineup for the faceoff Ness reached out over the boards with his skate off and stabbed an innocent Granlund in the body with his skate.
Granlund went to the ice immediately holding his stomach area and both teams trainers, Dr's and arena EMT's rushed his his aid and quickly took Granlund to the medical room where he was then sent to hospital for emergency surgery.
The Sharks are emploring the league to suspend Ness for 5 games.No legal action will be taken as long as the league does what is right.
This is the first time in league history a player has taken off his skate to stab somebody.
For the San Jose Tribune I am Ken McBobzie