Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Sharks' Stuart suspended three games

Brad Stuart has been suspended by the NHL for three games for this hit on Rick Nash. I think it's the right call in this situation. Thoughts on this hit? Do you think the suspension is excessive?

NEW YORK San Jose Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of New York Rangers forward Rick Nash during NHL Game No. 44 in San Jose on Tuesday, October 8, 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, Stuart will forfeit $55,384.62. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 2:32 of the first period. Stuart was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing.
For a full explanation of the Department of Player Safety's decision, complete with video, please click on the following link. 
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