November 1, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defensemen Ryan Murphy (7) carries the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Center.The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes Defenseman Ryan Murphy Fined For Hit On Derek Dorsett

Rookie defenseman Ryan Murphy has been fined $2,213.68 by the NHL for his hit on New York Rangers forward Derek Dorsett.

Murphy undercut Dorsett at 13:36 of the second period in Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers. Derek Dorsett apeared to be ok after the injury.

In game, Ryan Murphy received a two minute minor penalty for clipping on the hit.

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault spoke about the hit, and he was not happy.

“I mean, in my opinion, that’s real dangerous. Any time you’re going for knees, you’re looking at career-ending injuries here… That was borderline very, very dangerous”

-Alain Vigneault

Ryan Murphy has done the same type of hit many times this year, including a hit against Sean Couturier of the Phillidelphia Flyers in the Carolina Hurricane’s second game of the season.

Being a small defender, Ryan Murphy does this a lot because he can’t really step up and lay people out like big players like Tim Gleason or Jay Harrison.

When Murphy does this, he does run a risk of getting fined, suspended, and worst of all, he runs the risk of seriously injuring an opposing player.

Ryan Murphy needs to be careful when he does this, because now he has a record with the NHL, which could lead to further fines or suspensions.



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