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Arber Xhekaj handles the case of two players simultaneously without incurring a penalty

Published December 23, 2023 at 1:27 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Since joining the Laval Rocket, Arber Xhekaj has undergone a transformation. He avoids unnecessary penalties, contributes offensively, and defends his territory well. In short, he's doing what's been asked of him.

With the Canadiens, when it came time to protect his teammates, Xhekaj often dropped the gloves or took a roughing penalty. With the Rocket, it's a different story.

In Friday night's matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins' prospects, Samorukov and Joshua continuously targeted Lias Andersson, one of the team's top players who had just returned from injury.

Not only did Xhekaj send them a message to calm down, but he did it by the book, without taking a penalty and without dropping the gloves.


The video is very short, but in reality, he really handled both players in a very clean manner.

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