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Winter Classic 2014: Joffrey Lupul crosschecks Patrick Eaves in the head

Joffrey Lupul was penalized for crosschecking Patrick Eaves in the head.

Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves had to be helped off the ice midway through the first period of the Winter Classic on Wednesday after he was on the receiving end of a crosscheck to the head from Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul.


That's not a good play.

Lupul was penalized two minutes for crosschecking and he might be getting a phone call from the league.

Eaves has a history of concussions and missed most of the 2011-12 season due to one.

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