Douglas Murray ejected in his first game back after suspension

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Douglas Murray was ejected in his first game back from a three-game suspension. (Photo: Minas Panagiotakis/Icon SMI)

(Photo: Minas Panagiotakis/Icon SMI)

 By Mike McMahon 

It only took Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray 6:29 minutes on ice to find himself in trouble with the league once again.

The Swedish defenseman was ejected from Thursday night's game after hitting Islanders forward Johan Sundstrom from behind, sending his fellow countryman hard into the boards and causing an apparent head injury.

(GIF via @myregularface)

The hit earned Murray a game misconduct in his first game back from a three-game suspension that he was handed for an illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay defenseman Michael Kostka back on April 1.

The suspension was the first time Murray had been penalized by the Department of Player Safety, but it was certainly not the first time the 34-year-old has thrown a high hit.