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Habs' Domi sucker punches Ekblad

Montreal Canadiens' Max Domi is pulled away by linesman Ryan Daisy after a brief fight with Florida Panthers' Aaron Ekblad during the third period of an NHL hockey preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo said Max Domi's sucker punch on Aaron Ekblad was "gutless."

Domi was given a match penalty for punching Ekblad in the nose in the third period in the Panthers' 5-2 exhibition victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Ekblad left the game, at the NHL's request, and did not return. He went through tests after the game and cleared concussion protocol.

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