‘The hit was shocking to me because it’s the hardest I’ve ever seen Vanek hit somebody and it was a teammate! To me, it totally crossed the line because Kaleta is not expecting that kind of contact in practice so he’s not braced for it. Ruff agreed, “The obvious answer is yes, it went too far, but whether Van leaned in too much or whether Patty kept coming with too much momentum, we don’t want anybody hurt in practice so that’s the extreme case, but he’s going to be fine.”‘
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