Washington Capitals checking-line center Michael Latta is questionable to return after a check from behind by Columbus enforcer Jared Boll.
Latta had his back turned. Boll hit him in the shoulders and the neck, going skyward as he connected. Latta crashed into the boards.
Latta appeared woozy. He struggled to get to his feet, and he headed straight for the locker room. The Capitals announced Latta would be questionable to return.
#Caps Michael Latta is questionable to return to tonight's game with an upper-body injury
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 4, 2015
Boll received a two-minute minor for charging on the hit. CSN Washington analyst Craig Laughlin believed Boll should have been given a major. With Latta defenseless, it’s easy to understand Laughlin’s rationale.
Tom Wilson fought Boll immediately after the rough run and received 17 minutes in penalties for his troubles, including two minutes for roughing, five minutes for fighting, and 10 minutes for instigating.
Boll may get a call from the department of player safety after this hit.
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