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Sport Golden Knights’ Ryan Reaves ejected for attempt to injure as Game 1 unravels

08:40  31 may  2021
08:40  31 may  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Reaves was suspended for an illegal check to the head in the Vegas Golden Knights Game 7 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. The incident happened late in the second period of the Golden Knights ’ 3-0 Game 7 win on Friday night. [NBC 2020 stanley cup playoff hub]. Reaves was given a match penalty for the hit. Motte briefly exited the game but returned in the third period to finish. You can see the play, as well as the NHL’s explanation for the suspension, right here.

Reaves was given a match penalty for the hit. Motte briefly exited the game but returned in the third period to finish. You can see the play, as well as the NHL’s explanation for the suspension, right here. In 15 postseason games (Round-Robin and the first two rounds of the playoffs) Reaves has zero goals and four assists. He is not going to be a major contributor offensively, but he has become a significant part of their fourth line since joining the team mid-way through its inaugural season.

The only time the Vegas Golden Knights were noticeable in their no-show Game 1 blowout 7-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night was when they tried to resort to some message sending late in the game.

It resulted in Ryan Reaves getting a match penalty for intent to injure, and ignited a line brawl that gave Colorado a whopping nine-minute power play to close out the game.

You can see the entire sequence in the video above.

The story here is Reaves.

With 10 minutes to play he helped kick off a brawl around the Colorado net when he cross-checked Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer in the head. He then punched Avalanche defenseman Ryan Graves in the back of the head, before tackling him to the ice. As Graves was on the ice, Reaves could be seen kneeling on Graves’ head and holding him down on more than one occasion.

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Reaves (undisclosed) has been activated from LTIR and is expected to play in Sunday's Game 1 against Minnesota, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Reaves should take on a fourth-line role and help set the tone physically for the Golden Knights . Unless you're in playoff pools that value hits and PIM, Reaves ' status is unlikely to be of much concern, as he totaled just one goal and four assists over 37 appearances in the regular season. More News. Golden Knights ' Ryan Reaves : Game -time call Sunday.

Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves will miss the opener of Western Conference final against Dallas after the NHL suspended him a game for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver's Tyler Motte. Reaves hit Motte in the jaw with a check late in the second period of Game 7 on Friday night and was penalized and ejected . The league suspended him Saturday for Game 1 after a hit it considered avoidable but not intentional.

Graves was injured as a result of the sequence.

The match penalty for intent to injure means he is automatically suspended pending a league review. It remains to be seen if that suspension will be upheld or added to, or if it will be rescinded. Reaves has been walking a fine line this postseason, and escaped punishment in Game 7 against the Minnesota Wild for an ugly hit from behind that sent Ryan Suter face first into the goal post.

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As for Sunday’s events, it had been building all night long, not only with the Avalanche routing the Golden Knights on the scoreboard, but for the physical play that started to escalate throughout the game.

Earlier in the game Graves was given a minor penalty for interference when he caught Vegas’ Mattias Janmark with a high hit that the Golden Knights did not like. It is a hit that could be absolute result in supplemental discipline.

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In the second period of Game 7 on Friday night, Reaves hit Motte in the head. Reaves was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct and was ejected from the game . Motte left the game before returning. The Golden Knights won the game 3-0 and advance to the Western Conference final where they will face the Dallas Stars.

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Vegas’ Max Pacioretty also had a high hit on Colorado’s Sam Girard that could also get a look from the league.

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Game 3: Fri. June 4: Avalanche at Golden Knights, 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

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