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Sutton Suspended Indefinitely

via NHL.com,

Edmonton defenseman Andy Sutton has been suspended indefinitely by National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety for his hit on Alexei Ponikarovsky of the Carolina Hurricanes during Wednesday’s game.

Sutton has been offered the option of an in-person hearing.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Is this pending review?

Does it count against the cap still?

I need some more info..

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 12/08/11 at 06:35 PM ET

Paul's avatar

HTO, the offered him an in-person hearing, which could mean at least five games.

Probably waiting to see what his response is.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/08/11 at 06:38 PM ET

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One has to assume that a book of some considerable size and weight will be thrown at him, no?

Posted by Garth on 12/08/11 at 06:45 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

If that book is properly built to deal with guys like Andy Sutton, not only will it have considerable size and weight, but it will also leave its feet when it hits him.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/08/11 at 06:49 PM ET

Savage Henry's avatar

when he played in Atlanta, we could always count on one play per year from him that was just over-the-top dirty.  This doesn’t surprise me.

Posted by Savage Henry on 12/08/11 at 06:50 PM ET

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Also, is there any video of this?  I wasn’t able to find one on YouTube

Posted by Savage Henry on 12/08/11 at 06:51 PM ET

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i look at this like the Cooke situation last year.  Cooke appears to have changed his entire style of play (time will tell if it is long term fix or not)... but this only happened after being suspended for 20 games. 

maybe these 3 and 5 game suspensions are not enough to change a players mentality.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 12/08/11 at 06:53 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Video of the hit from The Copper & Blue.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/08/11 at 06:56 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Thanks Paul

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 12/08/11 at 07:00 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Heh.  And his most recent suspension was his hit on Landeskog not too long ago. 

Some guys are never going to learn.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/08/11 at 07:00 PM ET

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Prediction: In the interview, Sutton will not ask Shanahan “Are you an expert?”

Posted by Jerry on 12/08/11 at 07:05 PM ET

Savage Henry's avatar

Thanks, JJ.

Posted by Savage Henry on 12/08/11 at 07:27 PM ET

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BUT! Is Shanny an expert? LOL

Posted by Evilpens on 12/08/11 at 08:24 PM ET

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Posted by Evilpens on 12/08/11 at 05:24 PM ET

Gone one, and hour and a half later.

Posted by Garth on 12/08/11 at 09:28 PM ET

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