Apparently, you can get a two-game suspension for a hit like this in the NHL. So far, kneeing infractions have been okay.
Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended by the NHL for this hit on Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand. Anyone what to defend this hit? Marchand was also fined $5,000 for popping Landeskog.
Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended 2 games for an illegal check to the head of Boston's Brad Marchand. https://t.co/e0PHYMclPM— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 13, 2015
Gabriel Landeskog suspended two games for hit, Brad Marchand fined for punch (Video) https://t.co/9ihOmD0KnG #Bruins #NHL #Avalanche— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) November 13, 2015