Los Angeles Kings forward Brendan Lemieux has been offered an in-person hearing (via Zoom) by the Department of Player Safety following the incident from last night. After engaging Brady Tkachuk, Lemieux appeared to bite the Ottawa Senators captain and was given a match penalty which brings an automatic review from the league. The in-person hearing, however, opens the door for the league to suspend Lemieux for more than five games.
Tkachuk did not mince words after the game when discussing his assailant with reporters including Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia:
It was the most gutless thing somebody could ever do. This guy, you can ask anyone of his teammates, nobody ever wants to play with him. This guy is a bad guy and a bad teammate, he focuses on himsef all the time. The guy’s a just a joke. He shouldn’t be in the league. This guy’s gutless. No other team wants him, he’s going to keep begging to be in the NHL but no other team is going to want him, he’s an absolute joke.
It’s outrageous. Kids don’t even do that anymore. Babies do that. I don’t even know what he was thinking, he’s just a complete brick head. He’s got nothing up there. Bad guy, bad player but what a joke he is.
The time and date of the hearing have not yet been set, meaning Lemieux is currently suspended. He does not need to accept the in-person offer, but declining it does not stop the league from issuing a suspension of more than five games. There will be an appeal process available to Lemieux after the decision is made.
his dad taught him (a little too) well.
Yup….who can forget Claude Lemieux hit on Kris Draper and biting Jim Peplinski
Luis Suarez is that you?
What. A. Douchebag.
Here is brief history of hungry biters in the NHL. Lemieux is joining the club
link to sbnation.com
Crossed the line from agitation to ingestion. 10 games.
Another mediocre talent coasting on his dad’s name.
What a bonehead thing to do he was playing well and contributing to the teams play..should get 8 to 10 games
That was dumb of Lemieux, but he has been good for the Kings this year and if it happens again he should be put on waivers. But since he did it anyway it was one of a Tkachuk Douchebags! ♂️
Tkachuk is the captain and that’s the stuff he spews. Everyone knows it was childish and gutless and now knows it clearly rattled young Brady.