AIK and Södertälje met in the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs on Thursday, and Robert Carlsson met Christopher Bengtsson, who then met the boards, quite violently.
Bengtsson of AIK was chasing a puck to the corner at 7:42 into the first period when Carlsson hit him a few feet from the boards. Bengtsson caught air as he crashed into them, and then stayed down as play was halted.
Carlsson was given a match penalty as Bengstsson left the playing surface with some help, in obvious pain, but would later return to the game.
AIK would score on the ensuing power play and eventually won the match, 3-0.
Mattias Ek of Expressen expects there will be some supplemental discipline for Carlsson.
Carlsson, for the record, might be one of the hockey world’s biggest hitters for a player his size (listed at 5-10).
The 37-year-old Swedish forward, pretty much a career Södertälje player, just levels opponents with hits, legal and otherwise. Here’s one from last month on Jesper Thornberg:
What’s Swedish for “ouch?”
Come to thing of it, probably whatever IKEA calls that collapsible bed frame I keep getting my finger stuck in…