Erik Karlsson doesn't believe that Matt Cooke meant to slice his Achilles tendon, but he does not absolve Cooke from blame entirely.
In speaking to the media about the incident Karlsson said, "I refuse to believe that anyone would do that [on purpose],". But he later added, "I think the situation could have been prevented. I don't think it would have happened it if was another type of player." Seems to be a little contradiction here. In any event, there is now bad blood between these two teams now. Circle Monday April 22nd on your calendar. That is next time these two teams face it each other. We would make sure Chris Neil is active if you have him on your fantasy team.