After fracturing his wrist in early November, defenseman Connor Hobbs returned for his first game Thursday for the Hershey Bears.
A game later, Hobbs didn’t hesitate to drop his gloves against the Binghamton Devils even while wearing what appears to be a wrist brace of some sort.
With just over four minutes left in the first period and Chocolatetown up 2-0, Hobbs boarded Devils center Jan Mandat. Binghamton left winger Blake Pietila was not happy with the hit, immediately skating over to challenge Hobbs.
Despite the fact that he just recovered from a fracture, the 20-year-old Canadian didn’t back down and handed out a commanding takedown.
The 6-foot-1 defenseman delivered numerous punches to Pietila and managed to pull the Binghamton forward’s sweater over his head before bringing him down to the ice.
Hobbs used his right hand to inflict his wrath on Pietila. Even though he fractured his left hand, it was still a risky move to fight, possible wrist brace and all.
Hobbs sassily winked at the Binghamton bench as he was escorted off the ice by the referee.
This man is savage.
— Chocolate Hockey (@ChocHockey) December 24, 2017
The Bears would go on to defeat the Devils 5-2, and will return to the ice next Wednesday after a holiday break.
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