Edmonton’s Alex Chiasson will have a hearing today for Cross-checking Toronto’s Jimmy Vesey.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 2, 2021
At the 20:00 mark of the Monday, March 1 game between the Oilers and the Leafs, Alex Chiasson was assessed a 5-minute major for cross checking on Jimmy Vesey and a 10-minute game misconduct.
The start of the fracas began late in the third period, when each team bumped the goalie late after a whistle. There was a moment of irate Mike Smith, and then a retaliation bump on Hutchinson.
Smith's mad at the wrong dude pic.twitter.com/72OJ2pDoLm— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) March 2, 2021
Which led to this:
Dermott and Archibald scrap pic.twitter.com/Z2cWIzt9EC— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) March 2, 2021
And also Zach Bogosian thwarted from a fight with Darnell Nurse. And then there was another scrum at the end of the game. However the television broadcast did not show the incident with Chiasson and Vesey, only this:
Jimmy Vesey has beef of his own pic.twitter.com/h2MlUTaMTu— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) March 2, 2021
That angle we didn’t have:
UPDATE: NHL Player Safety has announced they have suspended Chiasson one game. Their explanation can be viewed below. As per the video, the fact that the cross check happened after the game had ended is the main reason a suspension was handed down.