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Bowen Byram gets tossed around in a big fight with Joe Veleno


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Austin Sabourin
April 8, 2024  (9:50 PM)
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Bowen Byram and Joe Veleno fighting
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Yesterday afternoon at Little Caesars Arena, amidst the flurry of action between the Detroit Red Wings and the Buffalo Sabres, one moment stood out among the rest, marking a significant milestone for forward Joe Veleno, a first-round draft pick in 2018.

As the game unfolded, with the Red Wings seizing control with three quick goals, Veleno found himself at the center of a pivotal moment. Refusing to let an on-ice altercation pass unnoticed, he took matters into his own hands when the officials hesitated to penalize Sabres defenseman Bowen Byram, newly acquired from the Colorado Avalanche in the Casey Middlestadt trade.
In a bold move, Veleno challenged Byram to a fight, determined to make his voice heard. Despite the risk of penalties and repercussions, he unleashed a flurry of blows, landing several decisive hits to Byram's head before being separated by the linesman.
Joe Veleno and Bowen Byram drop the gloves to throw some punches midway through the first

The ensuing penalty, a five-minute major, marked a first in Veleno's career, a momentous occasion that underscored his willingness to stand up for his team and assert his presence on the ice.
Indeed, as the final buzzer sounded and the dust settled on the day's events, one thing became clear: in the fast-paced world of professional hockey, there's a first time for everything. And for Joe Veleno, this was just the beginning.
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