SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Anaheim Ducks top-line left winger Antoine Vermette was ejected from Tuesday's game vs. the Minnesota Wild for abuse of officials. With 12:27 to play in the third period, Vermette was given a game misconduct for slashing linesman Shandor Alphonso.
Replays showed that after a faceoff, Vermette swung his stick at Alphonso, making contact with his leg, prompting the ejection.
The 34-year-old Vermette, in his first season with the Ducks, is more than likely facing a lengthy suspension. He has played in all 58 of the team's games, scoring eight goals.