On Tuesday evening in Las Vegas, Reaves caught Wilson admiring his cross and laid him out with an open-ice hit. Wilson’s helmet got here off, and his head hit the ice, leaving him concussed. Reaves was ejected from the sport with a significant interference penalty.
“That was a person’s sport on the market,” Reaves stated after the sport. “I believed he was simply his cross, and he ran right into a lion within the jungle.”
After the sport, Inscriptagraphs, a Las Vegas-based memorabilia firm, started promoting a photograph that confirmed Reaves trying down at an injured Wilson, whose head was in his palms and whose face was down on the ice. The photograph was signed by Reaves in purple ink and inscribed along with his postgame boast: “He ran right into a lion within the jungle.”
Capitals followers, together with the weblog Russian Machine By no means Breaks, took discover of the and railed towards it being in poor style, contemplating that Wilson is presently out of the lineup due to the concussion.
On Thursday afternoon, Inscriptagraphs eliminated the photograph from its web site, and a duplicate of it that had been on the market on eBay was taken down as properly.
A request for remark from Inscriptagraphs wasn’t returned. Eric Tosi, vice chairman of communications and content material for the Golden Knights, advised ESPN that “the photographs weren’t distributed they usually have been destroyed.”
Reaves did not obtain any supplemental self-discipline for his hit on Wilson, as the 2 battled all sport.
“Reaves focused him the whole sport,” Capitals coach Todd Reirden stated after the sport. “You would hear it on each faceoff. You would hear the issues that have been being stated, and…