Garbutt slew-foots Byfuglien, gets NHL hearing

A collection of Ryan Garbutt nasty-esque hits should help you decide his guilt, as one of the dirtiest players in the NHL.

Following his third offence, a dangerous knee on Edmonton Oilers star Taylor Hall, Ryan Garbutt said he wouldn’t change his approach.

“I had to scratch and claw to find my way to the NHL, and I’m not going to change the way I play,” the Dallas Stars forward told reporters after the Hall incident.

Well, Garbutt was true to his word — and now he’s on tap to serve his second suspension in a matter of weeks.

Garbutt will have a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety Thursday morning to discuss his slew-foot on Winnipeg defenceman Dustin Byfuglien Tuesday.

Garbutt, who is from Winnipeg, also slew-footed Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson earlier in the Stars’ 5-2 loss:

Garbutt was given minor penalties for both infractions.

The 29-year-old Garbutt, a repeat offender (see montage above), was suspended two games on Nov. 27 for kneeing Hall.

He served a five-game suspension for charging Dustin Penner back in October 2013 and was given a $1,474.36 fine for spearing Corey Perry on April 2014.

Garbutt has five goals and 10 points in 23 games this season.

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