Blues’ Reaves ejected for scary hit on Sharks’ Tennyson

Watch the hit that saw Ryan Reaves get three games from Player Safety. He crunches Matt Tennyson against the boards and was ejected after Tennyson is helped off the ice.

St. Louis Blues winger Ryan Reaves was ejected from Monday’s game against the San Jose Sharks and could be getting a call from the NHL Department of Player Safety.

Midway through the first period, Reaves was issued a five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct after a scary looking hit on Matt Tennyson, who appeared to be knocked unconscious on the play. (Watch the play, at the the top of this post.)

Tennyson was slow to get up, and needed to be helped off the ice. He left the game immediately and is did not return.

If Reaves does get a call, this would not be his first infraction this season. Known for his physical style of play, the 29-year-old forward was fined in November for roughing Los Angeles Kings centreman Anze Kopitar.