Corvo wants to fight Turris Tuesday
Bruce Garrioch, QMI Agency
|Joe Corvo is still steamed at what he believes was a cheapshot by Kyle Turris on Saturday. And he says he wants revenge Tuesday. (FILE PHOTO)
OTTAWA - Call it payback — Joe Corvo wants to punch Kyle Turris’ lights out Tuesday.
Corvo, the former Senators defenceman, is still steamed by a hit in Saturday’s game between the Bruins and Senators Saturday at Scotiabank Place. And he’s promising to get revenge in Tuesday night’s game in Boston.
Corvo believes the second-period hit, which was reviewed by NHL VP of safety Brendan Shanahan Sunday and didn’t result in any supplementary discipline, was a cheapshot.
“Let’s just say I’ll be looking for him right off the bat,” Corvo said Monday. “I’m not (happy). Two days I’ve been walking around with a headache. Just because I didn’t lay down on the ice and get carted off and miss a period ... I don’t know ... it doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a cheap shot.
“In my opinion, he saw my numbers and took the opportunity to seek revenge for the game prior when we were at home. Hopefully he’s a man and he’ll step up (Tuesday) when I come after him. I’m not going to try and hurt him, but I want to fight him.”
According to Corvo, if Turris drops the gloves, that should settle the score.
But by threatening Turris through the media, Corvo can expect a warning call from Shanahan — the NHL is pretty touchy about this subject after the Steve Moore incident in Colorado.
“From what I heard, I stayed on the ice for a second, but from what, I was told he stayed on the ice and acted like he was hurt,” saidCorvo.
“It was just another indicator he felt like he was wrong and was afraid somebody else was going to going to get him while sticking up for me.”