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Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo called Montreal Canadiens winger Max Domi “gutless” for landing a sucker punch on Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad during Wednesday’s preseason game.

The Associated Press reported Ekblad was removed from the exhibition contest after getting punched in the nose. He later cleared the NHL’s concussion protocol.

“I’m sure the league will look at it, and we definitely won’t forget about it,” Luongo said. “You don’t do that. You respect your opponents, and if your opponent doesn’t want to engage in a fight, there’s no reason to drop your glove and punch him square in the face. Bit of a gutless play. You don’t do those types of things.”


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