Good call or bad call: Thompson ejected for elbowing Faulk (Video)

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Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson, left, and center Mike Santorelli, right, react after right wing Chris Stewart, not pictured, scored against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
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Uh oh. Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson could find himself on Santa's naughty list after receiving a five minute major and a game misconduct for elbowing Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk.

... or will he?

Take a look at the play:

Thompson clearly makes contact with Justin Faulk's head, no question there. Give him two minutes. 

Where things get a bit cloudy is how the contact with the head comes to be. Faulk is prone to be hit as his legs are stretched in a weird lunge-esque position after releasing the puck.

Good news, Faulk appears to be okay. Following some bench-side repairs, he came back on the ice with a tube of cotton up his nose. Bad news, Ducks lost one of their centers for the game just a mere 6:25 into it. Thompson was playing in only fourth game of the season after missing the first chunk of the season to rehabbing off-season shoulder surgery.

So what do you think? Did Thompson deserve to get the gate? Is he going to get a call from Department of Player Safety on Saturday? YOU BE THE JUDGE!

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Jen Neale is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter! Follow @MsJenNeale_PD.

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