May 1st, 2016 In News, Suspensions, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik had a phone hearing with the NHL's Department of Players Safety on Sunday afternoon, and has been suspended for three games for his hit on Olli Maatta in Game 2. Orpik's shoulder went into Maatta's chin, injuring the Penguins defenseman. He is expected to miss Game 3, and Penguins head coach Mike...

April 19th, 2016 In News, Philadelphia Flyers, Suspensions 0 comments

A hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday has left Pierre-Edouard Bellemare suspended for one game. He'll be sitting out for Game 4 of Philadelphia's opening round series against the Washington Capitals, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday. The suspension is the result of a hit from behind in Monday's Game...

March 29th, 2016 In Chicago Blackhawks, News, Suspensions 0 comments

The Chicago Blackhawks are entering uncharted territory Tuesday night. They have never played without both Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook since they entered the league in the 2005-06 season, according to Mark Potash. Tuesday, with Seabrook out of the lineup due to illness, Keith took a match penalty early in the game against the Minnesota...

March 17th, 2016 In News, Philadelphia Flyers, Suspensions 0 comments

Philadelphia Flyers forward Chris VandeVelde will have a hearing Friday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of Chicago's Jonathan Toews in Wednesday's win that put Philadelphia into a playoff spot.. The hit came at the end of the first period with VandeVelde putting an elbow into Toews head along the...

March 12th, 2016 In Calgary Flames, Suspensions 0 comments

On a Wednesday night in late January, Dennis Wideman collided with linesman Don Henderson in the midst of the second period of a game between the Calgary Flames and the Nashville Predators. On a Friday afternoon in mid-March, after missing 19 games, Wideman's exile from the National Hockey League finally came to an end. When came between those two...

March 11th, 2016 In Calgary Flames, News, Suspensions 0 comments

Dennis Wideman will have his 20-game suspension reduced to 10 games, the league announced Friday. Wideman was suspended for injuring linesman Don Henderson back on Jan. 27. The league levied a 20-game suspension for his actions. Wideman and the NHLPA appealed the ruling. From that initial process the ball is passed to commissioner Gary Bettman...

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