24
Nov
09

Laraque handed 5 games/Pascal Leclaire out for atleast a month

So as it turns out Laraque will have to serve a 5-game suspension for his leg whip on Wings forward Niklas Kronwall. Aditionally, Laraque will lose $38,000 in salary, he will return December 4 vs. Boston. Yesterday we posted the video and asked what you thought, apparently the same as the NHL.

TORONTO (AP) -The NHL suspended Montreal Canadiens enforcer Georges Laraque five games for a hit on Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall.

Laraque received the suspension for an incident on Nov. 21. against the Red Wings when he collided with Kronwall resulting in a leg-on-leg, open-ice hit.

The NHL said Laraque, who was assessed a minor penalty for tripping on the play, deliberately extended his knee and, through his actions, caused an injury to Kronwall.

Kronwall will be out four to eight weeks with a sprained ligament in his left knee because of the hit.

Laraque will lose $38,860 in salary over five games. He will be eligible to return Dec. 4 against Boston.

In other news around the league, Ottawa’s goalie, Pascal Leclaire, suffered an unfortunate injury when he was struck in the face by a puck being dumped into the zone by Washington’s Mike Fischer. Leclaire suffered a broken cheek bone and is expected to miss about a month.

On to fights from last night:

We had a good heavy-weight bought featuring Anaheim’s Parros and Calgary’s McGrattan

Another great scrap with the Blue Jacket’s Jared Boll, who racked up 10 minutes in fighting majors last night, and the Ranger’s Aaron Voros

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