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Joakim Nordstrom suspended 2 games for hit on Ekman-Larsson

Chicago Blackhawks forward Joakim Nordstrom has been suspended two games for boarding Arizona Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Thursday night’s game in Glendale, Arizona on March 12. The announcement was made by the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety today. Nordstrom, 23, tried to sweep the puck away from Ekman-Larsson while the Coyotes goaltender was pulled for an extra…

Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) skates in the warmup before

Tyler Seguin out 3-6 Weeks; Kulikov given in person hearing

If the Dallas Stars are going to get back into the Western Conference playoff race, they will have to do so without their leading scorer.  Following a dirty clip by Florida Panthers defenceman Dmitri Kulikov on Friday night, centre Tyler Seguin has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss the next three to six weeks. Regarding last…

New York Rangers v Boston Bruins

Bruins Marchand Suspended Two Games

The National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand for two games for a slew-footing incident to New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard during last nights 3-0 Bruins win. At the 14:30 mark of the second period. Marchand, kicked the back of Brassard’s skate knocking him off balance, dangerously close to the boards, then…

Pittsburgh Penguins v Toronto Maple Leafs

The Steve Downie Effect

After the 2013 playoff debacle, the Pittsburgh Penguins decided to change the way they were doing things. It all started with looking for a new coach and a new general manager. At that time, Mario Lemieux, the Penguins owner, explained to the Pittsburgh media he was now looking for a team with “Grit and Character”. It resulted, on July 2,…

Minnesota Wild v New Jersey Devils

Wild’s Marco Scandella Suspended Two Games

During Tuesday night’s game (December 9) between the New York Islanders and the Minnesota Wild, Marco Scandella received a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head of Islanders’ forward Brock Nelson. The hit came late in the game, with just under three minutes left in regulation. The NHL’s disciplinary committee didn’t wait long to hand out sanctions, suspending…

Ryan Garbutt

NHL Suspends Ryan Garbutt Two Games and Adam Lowry One Game

Dallas Stars left wing Ryan Garbutt has been suspended by the NHL for two games for kneeing Edmonton Oilers star forward Taylor Hall, in the Oilers 3-2 loss to the Stars last night. Hall received a pass from Oilers defenseman Martin Maricin and started to move up in the neutral zone. Once Hall got to centre ice, he took a…

Toronto Maple Leafs v Detroit Red Wings

Carter Ashton Suspended 20 Games for PED Policy Violation

The National Hockey League has announced that Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton has been suspended for a total of twenty games, without pay, due to a violation of the NHL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Carter Ashton suspended 20 games, without pay, for violating terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program — Mark Masters (@markhmasters) November 6, 2014 Ashton will forfeit…

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