If you thought it was tough to determine intent on the Hansen/Hossa play, good luck with this one.

Ross Johnston of the Moncton Wildcats is battling with Brian Lovell of the Halifax Mooseheads when his stick somehow gets wedged between the glass and the divider.

With Lovell down but rising, Johnston summons the strength of Arthur pulling Excalibur from The Stone, and wrenches his stick free. And it comes out hot. With a baseball swing motion, he clubs Lovell across the face, promptly breaking his jaw.

There wasn’t a penalty on the play, but he’s since been suspended indefinitely while the league reviews the play.

That is either terrible luck, or terribly violent. I have no idea.

(Stick-tap to Deadspin, Buzzing the Net)