Brandon Bollig’s Fast NHL Start
Brandon Bollig isn't wasting any time. After 12 NHL games Bollig has racked up 7 fighting majors. Outside of one bout to Mike Rupp, he's taken all of them (according to hockeyfight.com's all-knowing reviewers).
Tonight's fight against Jordin Tootoo will help cement his reputation as a heavyweight. Tootoo was a healthy scratch for the Predators for the first time all season last night, and wanted to make his mark in this game. He lined up against Bollig, prematurely dropped his stick on one attempted faceoff, and then they both dropped the gloves and squared off on the next try.
Bollig landed a big left uppercut that dropped Tootoo to the ice. Tootoo bounced back up, but skated off immediately, reportedly bleeding from his ear. He did not return to the game. Tootoo has 29 points in 72 games this season.
The 25-year old Bollig, a product of the USHL, and not shy about dropping the mitts there either, had 17 fights in the AHL before being called up by the Blackhawks. A roster spot was opened when Chicago traded John Scott to the Rangers.
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