Flyers’ Radko Gudas ejected after another controversial hit

Radko Gudas was ejected from the game for this hit behind the play on Bobby Farnham.

Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas was tossed from Tuesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils and it could earn him a call from the league.

Midway through the first period of a scoreless game, with the puck at the other end of the ice, Gudas blindsided Bobby Farnham at the Flyers blue-line. Gudas was assessed a match. The Devils scored once on the five-minute power play and had another waved off.

This is the latest in a series of questionable hits administered by Gudas this season. Last week, Gudas was criticized for a dangerous hit he threw on Buffalo Sabres rookie Daniel Catenacci. Gudas was ejected from the game but avoided a suspension.

That hit resulted in both general manager Ron Hextall and head coach Dave Hakstol speaking with Gudas about his play. It also got a big reaction from the Sabres, especially Marcus Foligno.

“The guy’s an idiot,” Foligno said. “He’s dirty, goes after a rookie, goes right for his head. He’s an idiot that’s all I can say.”

Earlier in the month Gudas got a five-minute clipping penalty in a game against the Montreal Canadiens that raised eyebrows.

“I don’t know the player personally but it seems like when you’re on the ice with him he’s the type of guy who will do stuff like that,” P.K. Subban said after the game.

Gudas was also suspended three games in December for a head shot delivered on Ottawa Senators forward Mika Zibanejad.

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