Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton has been suspended, without pay, for five games for delivering an illegal hit to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog during NHL Game No. 138 Friday night in Denver, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Sutton will forfeit $57,432.45. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Shanny says it best when he says, "Brushing of Landeskog's shoulder, the head is the principle point of contact and the head is picked by Sutton."
Its still a questionable suspendable offense. Penalty sure suspension....I dont know.
Edited by Quinn01, 01 November 2011 - 04:50 PM.