Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov was injured in the third period on Monday night against Toronto when he was crushed coming through the middle of the ice by Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf.
Phaneuf was actually penalized for an illegal check to the head, but upon review it appeared to be a shoulder-to-shoulder hit. A very hard shoulder-to-shoulder hit, but a legal one.
One person that wasn't feeling sympathetic for Anisimov? Jeremy Roenick.
Anisimov deserved to be hit that hard. Head down through the middle. Great hit by dion!! Why did he get a penalty. Refs missed that one— Jeremy Roenick (@Jeremy_Roenick) November 26, 2013
The Blue Jackets scored on the ensuing power play to take a 6-0 lead.
After the game Anisimov said he was feeling OK and called the hit a good, clean hit.