Ryan Reaves is a big hitter, a feared enforcer (except to Evander Kane), and a trash talk extraordinaire.
But Friday, the Vegas Golden Knights forward accidentally used his powers for bad when he elbowed his own teammate, Tomas Nosek, directly in the head.
As Ducks defenseman Ondrej Kase tried to skate the puck out of the corner, Reaves tried to lay him out with a big hit. Instead, Kase, felt Reaves coming and slipped out of the way.
Ryan Reaves crushes his own guy pic.twitter.com/cU6OxeNpuM
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) December 28, 2019
“Reaves just [demolished] his own player,” the Ducks announcer said.
Nosek was woozy getting up, but would be okay, skating off the ice on his own power along with a guilt-ridden Reaves.
In his 9:33 of ice time, Reaves had three shots and a plus-minus of minus-two.
It almost feels like this is karma for all of the other bad hits Reaves’ has thrown.
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