NHL playoffs 2018: Jets' Josh Morrissey suspended Game 5 for cross-check

Josh Morrissey
Josh Morrissey (Getty Pictures)

The Jets could also be up three-1 on the Wild within the Japanese Convention quarterfinals, however they’ll go into Game 5 brief-handed.

The NHL has suspended Winnipeg defenseman Josh Morrissey for cross-checking Minnesota middle Eric Staal within the neck in the course of the Jets’ 2-zero Game four win Tuesday.

“This can be a reckless strike to an opponent’s neck with enough drive to benefit supplemental self-discipline,” the NHL stated in a video Wednesday.

Morrissey insisted after the sport he didn’t intend to cross-check Staal. 

“I’ve by no means been suspended. I don’t assume I’m a unclean participant,” Morrissey informed reporters following the sport. “It was an entire accident.”

No penalty was referred to as on the play.

The Wild and Jets face off at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday in Game 5.