|Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks during a pre-game warm-up. Vancouver, BC, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I keep hearing the argument, but it's not a dirty hit. What do you mean, it's not a dirty hit, the puck is gone for more than two, if not three seconds, in this situation, Perry is trying to blow up Jason Zucker.
Think about it this way, Perry took out a good player on a team that is in competition with them for a playoff spot in their division.
Objectionable hits should have consequences and in this case it does. Corey Perry will sit for four games.
NEW YORK -- Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry has been suspended for four games, without pay, for a late, illegal check to Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker during NHL Game No. 384 in Minnesota on Tuesday, March 12, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.Again there is no defending this hit. Although, I have seen a few try today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Perry will forfeit $115,135.12. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 4:21 of the second period. Perry was assessed a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct.