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NHLDid You See That? Joffrey Lupul rocks Victor Hedman

Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 10:07 PM

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul was penalized for an illegal hit to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman in the third period on Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images) Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul was penalized for an illegal hit to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman in the third period on Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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Toronto Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul levelled Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman during the third period of Toronto's 4-2 win on Wednesday night, leaving him shaken up.
Joffrey Lupul just came back from a lengthy absence due to an injury, and he's hoping he won't be forced to sit out for a different reason. 

The Toronto Maple Leafs winger, who missed nearly two months of action with a fractured forearm, levelled Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman during the third period of Toronto's 4-2 win on Wednesday night, leaving the 22-year-old native of Sweden shaken up.

Less than a minute into the third period, Hedman -- who has had concussion issues in the past -- had just dumped the puck in the Leafs' zone when Lupul nailed him with a high hit just before Toronto's blue-line. It appeared the principle point of contact from the shoulder hit was Hedman's head, while the Swede left briefly but returned to the game.

The 29-year-old Leafs forward was assessed a minor penalty on the play for an illegal check to the head. Take a look at it here: 


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We want to hear your take: Do you think Lupul should be suspended, or fined for his hit? Or was it clean and should go unpunished? Let us know in the comments section below.  

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