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After serving his two-game suspension for a hit that sent Lars Eller off on a stretcher, Eric Gryba returns to the Ottawa Senators' lineup for Game 4 versus the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night. He'll be a marked man.
How marked? Well, according to this Montreal fan, uh, quite:
Most of the time, the jersey fouls we share here are worth a chuckle. This one... not so much.
If there's any consolation to be mined from this image courtesy CBC's Stu Mills, it's that the guy had to make this himself with electrical tape. If this was a shirt he bought, I wouldn't even know what to say.
As for whether Gryba is in any real danger tonight, Josh Gorges summed it up quite nicely.
“Playoffs isn’t a time for individual payback or retribution,” he told the National Post. “The best way to get back and to make Lars feel good is to go out and win hockey games. It’s too important a time of year to do anything stupid.”
So, while I hate to disappoint creepy shirt guy up there, no one will be going out there literally trying to kill Gryba.
One question before we go: If we ask this guy, do you think he'll claim this is actually German for "Gryba will, the"?