Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll could soon find himself on the phone with the department of player safety after a questionable hit delivered on Winnipeg Jets defenceman Paul Postma.
In the first period of Tuesday’s game, Boll received a two-minute charging penalty for hammering Postma into the boards behind the goal-line in the Jets zone, while simultaneously making contact with the back of Postma’s helmet.
Chris Thorburn immediately dropped the gloves with Boll to defend Postma, who slowly skated off the ice but returned to the game. Thorburn and Boll each received a five-minute fighting major and Thorburn was assessed a 10-minute instigator misconduct.
Boll has racked up 1,060 penalty minutes in 436 career regular season NHL games, but he doesn’t have a lengthy history of supplemental discipline. He was suspended one game back in 2008 for an instigator penalty he took late in a game against the Colorado Avalanche.