When a National Hockey League heavyweight scores a convincing victory on Hockey Night in Canada, it’s pretty much the equivalent of a top-six player posting a hat-trick.
But Luke Gazdic couldn’t do any celebrating after demolishing Kevin Westgarth Saturday — it would have been in horrible taste with the Flames tough guy unconscious on the ice.
“It kind of puts me in a weird spot a little bit because obviously that isn’t something you like to see happen,” said the Edmonton Oilers rookie tough guy. “I knew right away, as soon as I hit him, that he was out. I just tried to get to the box and sit down because that’s something you obviously don’t want to see celebrated or glorified.
“It was a bit of a scary incident. I tried to reach out after the game (through the trainers) just to make sure he was OK. It’s a uneasy situation, something I haven’t really been through before.”
Gazdic, a largely unknown entity when the Oilers claimed him off of waivers from Dallas,