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NHL Suspends Nick Foligno Three Games For Hit On Edouard Bellemare

Nov 12, 2019 2:39 PM

The NHL suspended Columbus forward Nick Foligno for three games for a hit that leveled Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

The Department of Player Safety announced the penalty for the Blue Jackets' captain on Monday.

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, Suspension

Milan Lucic Suspended Two Games For Roughing Kole Sherwood

Nov 3, 2019 5:44 PM

Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic has been suspended for two games without pay by the NHL for roughing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Kole Sherwood during Saturday's game.

The league announced Lucic's punishment Sunday.

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NHL Suspends Valentin Zykov 20-Games For Failed PED Test

Oct 18, 2019 1:30 AM

Vegas Golden Knights forward Valentin Zykov has been suspended for 20 games without pay for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

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NHL Suspends Evander Kane Three Games For Abusing Official

Oct 1, 2019 1:12 PM

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane was suspended three games by the NHL on Tuesday for physical abuse of officials, stemming from an incident in a preseason game against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday.

The suspension was automatic per NHL rules, but can be appealed to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Kane will forfeit $112,903.23 in salary if he serves the ban.

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NHL Suspends Evgeny Kuznetsov Three Games For Inappropriate Conduct

Sep 14, 2019 4:17 PM

Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended three games for inappropriate conduct, the NHL announced Saturday.

Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the 2019 IIHF World Championship on May 26. He will not appeal the suspension.

"I am once again sorry that I have disappointed my family, my teammates, and the Capitals organization and fans," Kuznetsov said in a statement.

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IIHF Suspends Evgeny Kuznetsov Four Years For Cocaine

Aug 23, 2019 3:01 PM

The International Ice Hockey Federation suspended Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov from international play for four years after he tested positive for cocaine at the 2019 IIHF World Championship on May 26.

The IIHF announced the suspension on Friday and said Kuznetsov "didn't require the analysis of his B-sample and was provisionally suspended on 13th June 2019." He will be eligible to return on June 12, 2023.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Misc Rumor, Suspension

NHL Suspends Ivan Barbashey From Game 6 for Illegal Check

Jun 7, 2019 11:53 PM

St. Louis Blues forward Ivan Barbashev has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head on Boston's Marcus Johansson in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, the league announced Friday.

Tags: St Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Suspension

NHL Suspends Oskar Sundqvist From Game 3

May 31, 2019 7:46 PM

Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final for delivering an elbow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk.

Tags: St Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Suspension

NHL Suspends Nazem Kadri For Rest Of First-Round

Apr 16, 2019 9:40 AM

After two serious incidents in consecutive playoff series against the Bruins, the NHL's Department of Player Safety has decided it doesn't want Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri facing the Bruins again this postseason.

The NHL suspended Kadri for the remainder of the first-round series between Toronto and Boston after his cross-check to the face of Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in Game 2 on Saturday.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Joe Thornton Suspended For Game 4

Apr 16, 2019 9:36 AM

San Jose star center Joe Thornton has been suspended for Game 4 of the Sharks' series against Vegas for an illegal check to the head of Golden Knights forward Tomas Nosek in Game 3, the NHL's Department of Player Safety has announced.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Vegas, Misc Rumor, Suspension

NHL Suspends Nikita Kucherov One Game
Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov has been suspended after boarding Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivarra on Friday night.

Austin Watson Suspended Indefinitely For Alcohol Abuse
Austin Watson has been suspended indefinitely and admitted into Stage 2 of the NHL's substance abuse and behavioral health program.


Tom Wilson's 20-Game Suspension Upheld
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman believes that Tom Wilson needs "an appropriate wake-up call."

NHL Suspends Mark Borowiecki One Game
Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for one game for elbowing Bruins defenseman Urbo Vaakanainen on Tuesday night.

NHLPA Files Appeal Of Tom Wilson's Suspension
Capitals forward Tom Wilson was suspended 20-games for an illegal check to the head.

NHL Suspends Austin Walton 27 Games For Domestic Assault
Austin Walton pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge.

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Sens Owner Blasts Sidney Crosby
Eugene Melnyk feels Sidney Crosby should be suspended for a long time for injuring Marc Methot.

NHL Suspends Schenn For First Three Games Next Season
The NHL has suspended Brayden Schenn for charging T.J. Oshie on Sunday.

NHL Suspends Andrew Shaw One-Game For Anti-Gay Slur
Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw will miss Game 5 in St. Louis on Thursday.

Dennis Wideman's Suspension Reduced To 10-Games By Arbitrator
Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman has already sat out 19-games after Commissioner Gary Bettman upheld the 20-game suspension on February 17.

Wideman's Appeal Of Suspension To Be Heard Thursday
Dennis Wideman was given a 20-game suspension for flattening linesman Don Henderson.

NHL Suspends Wideman For Cross-Checking Linesman
Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman will attend a hearing with the NHL next Tuesday.

NHL Suspends Nate Thompson Three-Games
Nate Thompson has been suspended for three games for an illegal check on the Canes' Justin Faulk last week.

Kings Suspend Patrik Bartosak
The Kings have suspended goaltender Patrik Bartosak for his actions resulting in his arrest on November 16.

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NHL Suspends Mark Stone Two-Games For 'Reckless' Hit
Mark Stone leads the Senators with 13 points.

Torres Apologizes For Silfyerberg Hit, Won't Appeal Suspension
Raffi Torres will not appeal his 41-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Jakob Silfyerberg.

NHL Suspends Niklas Kronwall For Game 7
Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is surprised by Niklas Kronwall's suspension.

Dustin Byfuglien Suspended Four Games For Crosscheck
Dustin Byfuglien drove his stick into the back of J.T. Miller's head while falling to his knees.


NHL Suspends Nazem Kadri Four Games
Nazem Kadri has been suspended four games for his hit to the head of Matt Fraser.

NHL Suspends Dmitry Kulikov Four Games
Dmitry Kulikov clipped Tyler Seguin during the Stars' win over the Panthers last Friday.