DETROIT Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou each scored twice as the Red Wings routed the Flames 8-2 on Wednesday night.
Wiktksowki was then escorted off the ice, but he made a move at a group of Flames players when he crossed between the two benches.
Witkowski returned to the ice to confront his attacker.
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I know I'm a disgusting person for even kind of condoning this brand of barbarism, but damn, do not mess with Luke Witkowski. The incident occurred on Wednesday night when the Red Wings took on the Calgary Flames. Officials would eject Witkowski from the game, but he was "speared" in the back of the legs by Matthew Tkachuk as he skated off the ice.
"I thought at the end past year - you know, we were out of it for the first time in a long time - and to some degree we let it happen, and to some degree we let ourselves get pushed around". Following the brawl against Calgary, he has already matched his penalty minutes total from last season with 39, which he totaled across 34 games.
The Red Wings recalled defenseman Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids to fill in, what with Witkowski not available on defense and Trevor Daley (ribs) a game-time decision.
"It's a joke that a guy like that would. just do something pretty stupid that kind of started everything". And I think something we talked lots about is making sure we draw a line in the sand and say we're not gonna get pushed.