Watch: Ducks’ Antoine Vermette ejected for slashing official

Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette gets called for, "Abuse of Officials" which is exactly what it sounds like, as he swung his stick hitting a linesman when he wasn't looking.

Anaheim Ducks centre Antoine Vermette was ejected from Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Wild for abuse of an official.

Vermette slashed linesman Shandor Alphonso shortly after a faceoff at 7:33 of the third period.

Anthony DeAngelo of the Arizona Coyotes was suspended three games in January after shoving an official, and you can expect Vermette to receive some supplemental discipline for his slash.

The most infamous example of an abuse of an official suspension would be the one given to Calgary’s Dennis Wideman last season.

Wideman was suspended for 20 games after knocking linesman Don Henderson to the ice, but that was reduced to 10 games by an independent arbitrator after an NHLPA appeal.

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