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Green calls Matheson's hit, throw down of Pettersson 'dirty play'

Green calls Matheson's hit, throw down of Pettersson 'dirty play'
Published On: Sun, Oct 14
Apr 22, 2016; Sunrise, FL, USA; New York Islanders center Shane Prince (11) works the puck as Florida Panthers defenseman Michael Matheson (56) gives chase during first period action in game five of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Duyos-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Green wasn't pleased with what Mike Matheson did to Elias Pettersson on Saturday night.

"It's a dirty play," the Vancouver Canucks head coach told reporters postgame. "The league's trying to protect the good, young players, and that's just a dirty play."

The Florida Panthers defenseman hit Pettersson into the boards and slammed him to the ice early in the third period of a game the Canucks won 3-2.

Green didn't update Pettersson's condition, and he didn't want to address the possibility of payback.

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