Stars center Steve Ott was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Sunday after he received a penalty for attempting to injure Anaheim’s Travis Moen at the end of a game one day earlier.
Ott missed Sunday’s home game against Pittsburgh and won’t be eligible to play until after a hearing with league officials that will determine a specific length of the ban.
Ott and Moen squared off in a fight after the final horn sounded in Anaheim’s 4-3 victory Saturday over Dallas. Ott’s hand made contact with Moen’s eye, which game officials ruled was an eye-gouge and gave him a match penalty for attempting to injure.
Ott left the ice with two cuts on his face.
As you watch this clip keep in mind that not one Dallas Stars player comes to the aid of Ott, who for one reason or another had a broken hand and wasn’t able to throw a punch against Moen (punching walls perhaps?). Could it be that his own team thinks he deserves a good ass whipping? Stranger things have happened.
UPDATE: The geniuses in the front office have reasoned that trying to pluck a guy’s eye out ninja-style warrants a simple slap on the wrist in the form of a one game suspension. Yes, just one.
And on it goes. . .