Advertisement

 DETROIT (AP) - Red Wings forward Kris Draper said Nashville's Jordin Tootoo intentionally stepped on his back when both were going for a puck along the boards in Game 4 of their first-round series.
``Anything he does isn't an accident, plain and simple,'' Draper said Friday before Game 5 in Detroit.
Tootoo wasn't called for a penalty and Draper wasn't injured during the sequence in question Wednesday night in the Predators' series-evening win over Detroit.
``I was just trying to get out of the way,'' Tootoo said. ``He was in a vulnerable position. I'm a straight-up guy, I would never intend to do something like that.''

Top NHL Public Bets

#1 28 Sweden  52% Bet Now

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Halak, Europe eye another victory in Canada Injuries limited the Islanders’ Jaroslav...
Thumbnail Note's top defenseman becomes new captain For the first time since 2011, the Blues have a new wearer of the “C.”It’s an individual, though, who’s already served the organization with distinction for nearly a...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Team Pages

Advertisement