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Video- Connor McDavid Suspended 2 Games

Illegal check to the head.

 

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NEW YORK (Feb. 22, 2019) – Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy during NHL Game No. 938 in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 21, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 17:32 of the first period. McDavid was assessed a minor penalty for illegal check to the head.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, McDavid will forfeit $134,408.60. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/22/19 at 05:23 PM ET

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In my opinion it was not intended and was an unavoidable hit. I watched the game and I did no see any intent by Connor. Connor doesn’t play that way and the suspension is total crap! Not to mention that he’s been totally mugged time and time again this season and somehow the refs don’t seem to see it!! Brian Burke even had a segment about it during his On the Point segment during HNIC a few weeks back.

Posted by Deedee on 02/22/19 at 06:06 PM ET

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It’s mind boggling that they give this first time offender the same thing they just gave Gudas.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 02/22/19 at 06:22 PM ET

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Statement from Oilers Entertainment Group CEO & Vice Chair Bob Nicholson: “We are highly disappointed in the NHL’s decision to suspend Connor McDavid for two games.”

“We strongly disagree with the decision & it is difficult to accept for our team & most important our fans at this critical point in our season. We will unequivocally support Connor as he explores his options.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/22/19 at 06:38 PM ET

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Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 02/22/19 at 06:22 PM ET

BOOM. This. Right here.

Posted by ilovehomers on 02/22/19 at 07:05 PM ET

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