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VIDEO: Simmonds carves Murray across the neck after whistle

Derik Hamilton / USA TODAY Sports

Wayne Simmonds got away, at least temporarily, with a nasty bit of stick work while flying through the Pittsburgh Penguins crease late in Sunday's loss.

The Philadelphia Flyers power forward quite clearly keeps his stick held out, and rigid, purposefully jabbing it under the mask and across the neck of Matt Murray.

It will be hard to precisely determine intent, and whether Simmonds was targeting Murray's neck, but it's obviously a reckless, ill-considered play that warrants scrutinization.

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