Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Domi Expresses Regret over Sucker Punch That Decked Florida's Ekblad

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Domi Expresses Regret over Sucker Punch That Decked Florida's Ekblad

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Domi expresses regret over sucker punch

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BROSSARD, Que. - Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi says he regrets punching Florida Panthers defenceman Aaron Ekblad in an incident that cost him a suspension for the remainder of the NHL pre-season.

"I feel bad about it." Domi said at practice Friday.

"It's not the way I wanted to handle that. It's an emotional game. Obviously, I'm an emotional player. But, you know what, I got to suffer the consequences of it. It's unfortunate, but it is what it is and I definitely respect the league's decision.

"I've known Aaron for a long time. Grew up playing against each other. We always play hard, always battle, whether it was in minor hockey, junior, the national level, and now the NHL, too. By no means did I want to hurt him. I feel bad about it and I hope he's OK. …

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