On Tuesday evening, the NHL Department of Player Safety released their decision on the situation that unfolded last Saturday as the Los Angeles Kings hosted the Ottawa Senators.
Kings forward Brendan Lemieux was suspended 5 games for biting Sens forward Brady Tkachuk, while additionally forfeiting $38,750.00 from his salary.
The incident shocked tons of hockey fans, though maybe not as much as the repercussions that the league struck down on him.
Though if we look back to May 22nd, 1986, ten years before Brendan was born, his father Claude Lemieux engaged in a pretty similar situation, making the events over the past weekend seem even crazier.
Following the buzzer of Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals, a fight broke out after Montreal’s 1-0 win over the Calgary Flames. And as refs handed out 122 minutes in penalties, Claude Lemieux was amongst the mix as he bit down on Flames’ Jim Peplinski.
Does biting run in the family?
Peplinski received a tetanus shot following the incident, sharing how he wasn’t aware the league allowed cannibalism.
What a quote. You cannot make this stuff up,