Ekblad calls Domi 'stupid' for punch that drew suspension
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Aaron Ekblad didn't hold back Friday when asked about Max Domi's punch on Wednesday night that earned the Montreal Canadiens forward a suspension for the rest of the preseason.

When asked about the suspension, Ekblad told reporters, including Jameson Olive of the Florida Panthers' official website, "It's kind of a gift ... I don't want to comment too much on the league's decision, but I think it's wrong. That's life, though."

Ekblad, who has a history of concussions, added Friday that he wasn't concerned about having one as a result of Wednesday's incident. The Panthers blue-liner was pulled from the game by the NHL as part of the concussion protocol, but it was determined he didn't suffer a concussion or a broken nose.

Domi's suspension amounts to five exhibition contests and will not cost him any salary. He was assessed a match penalty following the incident, which can be seen below:

Ekblad calls Domi 'stupid' for punch that drew suspension
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