Posts Tagged ‘Suspended


Donald Brashear Suspended 6 Games

Donald Brashear

As suspected, Donald Brashear was suspended a total of 6 games, this penalty handed down at 3:45 today. Brashear was given one game for his altercation with Colton Orr prior to Game 6, and 5 games for his hit on Blair Betts. The suspension will last for the rest of the Capitals playoff appearance in 2009, and will extend into the ’09-’10 regular season, if needed. has more on the story.

Monday, 04.27.2009 / 3:45 PM / 2009 Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals
By Dan Rosen  – Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. — Washington forward Donald Brashear has been suspended for six games by the National Hockey League and will miss Tuesday’s Game 7 of the Capitals’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinal round series against the New York Rangers (7 p.m. ET, VERSUS, TSN, RDS) for his action both prior to, and during, Sunday’s Game 6.

Brashear was suspended one game for initiating contact with Rangers forward Colton Orr during the pre-game warm-up. Brashear was suspended for five additional games for a blind-side hit on New York forward Blair Betts at 9:54 of the first period.

“Brashear delivered a shoulder hit to an unsuspecting player,” NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell said. “It is also my opinion that the hit was delivered late and targeted the head of his opponent, causing significant injury.” 

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Lucic Suspended For Game 3

Milan Lucic

The NHL has come down with its decision to suspend Bruin’s forward Milan Lucic for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The suspension stemming from Lucic’s actions at the end of Saturday night’s Game 2, at the time given a match penalty which turned into a 1-game suspension. This suspension is part of an ongoing attempt by the NHL to prevent teams from sending a message at the end of games. While it is a legimate claim, the NHL should not pick and choose when they are going to take action on a player’s post-game activities. For example Montreal’s Komisarek and/or Kostopoulos attempting to injure players when the game is over. has more on the story:

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