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Brendan Shanahan breaks-down the video and explains the suspension.
Volchenkov received 5 for elbowing, a 10 and game misconduct.
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Devils coach Pete DeBoer said defenseman Anton Volchenkov suffered ““a pretty serious cut, 10-12 stitches” on his face on the hit by Florida’s Shawn Matthias in the first period of tonight’s 4-3 loss to the Panthers.
Volchenkov was not available to the media postgame, but the Devils said Volchenkov suffered a cut to the lip and had a bloody forehead, apparently from when he hit the ice.
Ilya Kovalchuk, who immediately went after Matthias to stick up for his teammate, thought it was a hit to the head that should be looked at by the NHL.
The hit takes place in the very beginning of this game recap video…
via Jay Grossman tweet,
Anton Volchenkov of #Devils receives 3 game suspension from #NHL
Watch the elbow to the head if you missed it earlier.
TORONTO (February 9, 2011)—New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov has been suspended for three games and will forfeit $68,548.38 for delivering a blow to the head of Carolina Hurricanes forward Zach Boychuk in NHL game #802 last night, the National Hockey League announced today.
“While he has not been involved in a supplemental discipline incident previously and it is fortunate that his opponent returned to play in the game, Volchenkov delivered an illegal blow to the head,” said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell.
Volchenkov received two for elbowing.
per a Dmitry Chesnokov tweet,
Anton Volchenkov is very close (read: “Done”) to signing a 6 year deal with the New Jersey Devils. It’s safe to say Volchenkov is a Devil
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
The A-Train appears to be getting ready for departure.
Five weeks before the opening of the NHL’s unrestricted free agent market, sources have confirmed that Senators defenceman Anton Volchenkov has put his Ottawa house up for sale.
All signs point to Washington as his next destination.
Talk is the Capitals are prepared to offer Volchenkov a salary in the $5 million-range, which would be a $1.8-million raise from his 2009-10 stipend. There is also the belief that the Caps will have star winger Alex Ovechkin call his comrade and sell him on moving to the D.C. area.
from James Gordon of the Ottawa Citizen,
General manager Bryan Murray didn’t sound very optimistic when asked Monday what the chances were of re-signing the shot-blocking wizard.
“I don’t know whether or not I’m going to be able to get him signed,” Murray told reporters while his players cleaned out their lockers for the summer. “Cap numbers…it’s going to be very difficult.
“We all have to work with budgets and numbers imposed by the league,” he continued. “We have three or four restricted free agents, young people, that even if we get them down to the numbers I’m hoping to get them done at — that’s usually not the case — that, budget-wise, we’ll be in a position where it’ll be difficult.”
read on for more on Ottawa…
from Kevin Kurz of PhiladelphiaFlyers.com,
With another night to reflect on the hit that should have been a boarding minor at the very least, Gagne talked about the dangerous play this morning at the team’s practice facility.
“As a player, you play the game and it’s a physical sport. You expect to get hit, but you don’t expect to get hit from behind,” he said, “especially when you are hit a couple feet from the boards.
“If I was a bit closer to the boards and my neck had the full impact, we may be talking about something a lot worse than a stiff neck this morning.”
In case you missed the hit, watch it here...
Volchenkov hits Gagne, Ottawa Scores, Gagne jumps Volchenkov.
Gagne received 5 for fighting, 2 for roughing and 2 for instigating (face shield). Volchenkov received 2 for roughing.
Anton Volchenkov hit on Dan Carcillo tonight. Under the proposed new rules, is this a head shot?
I am going to say no because the hit was not on a “unsuspecting player”.
Watch the video, slow motion comes at the end.
Mike Cammaller will have an MRI on his leg and resuls won’t be known until Monday, but it sure doesn’t look good for him.
Let the video play, you’ll see multiple angles at the end.
From Ian Mendes at Sportsnet.ca,
Anton Volchenkov told reporters on Thursday that he expects to play in Game 2 on Friday night in Pittsburgh, after leaving Game 1 with a head injury.
The defenseman said he did not suffer a concussion when he blocked a Evgeni Malkin shot with his forehead in the second period Wednesday night. He required 15 stitches to close the gash and says that if he is able to put on a helmet, he will suit up for Game 2. He did not participate in a full team practice in Pittsburgh on Thursday.
The battered Ottawa Senators’ defence corps will get a significant boost with the return of Anton Volchenkov this week.
The defenceman confirmed he will return to the lineup on Friday night in Buffalo after missing 15 games with a broken right index finger.
“It’s in good shape and I’m ready to play,” Volchenkov said on Wednesday morning.
from the Ottawa Sun,
To make matters worse, the Senators’ injury list is growing. Defenceman Anton Volchenkov could be out for an extended period after leaving the game with a hand injury after blocking a shot on the first shift.
While the Senators are fortunate Christoph Schubert was able to slide back and play on the blueline, losing Volchenkov is costly. He logs a lot of minutes and is usually assigned the job of shutting down the top players in the league with Jaromir Jagr and the New York Rangers visiting tomorrow at 2 p.m.
more on the Senators/Predators game last night…
update 10:33am, via TSN,
Sources tell TSN Anton Volchenkov suffered a broken finger last night when he blocked a shot and it’s expected the Ottawa Senator defenceman will be sidelined for four weeks.
From The Sports Network,
Florida Panthers left wing David Booth was removed from the ice on a stretcher during the second period of a game against the Ottawa Senators Saturday night.
Booth was in the offensive left corner when he was checked from behind by Ottawa defenseman Anton Volchenkov with 15:12 left in the period. Booth’s head went flush into the boards and he remained on his back until medical personnel assisted him to the stretcher.
Volchenkov was given a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct.
Update 10:45pm ET - George Richards at On Frozen Pond
Booth has been taken to the Ottawa Civic Hospital, said to be alert and moving around. The Panthers are optimistic doctors at the hospital will release him and he’ll be able to make the charter flight home. [...]
The hit by Volchenkov may have been in retaliation for a similar hit just moments earlier. There, Florida defenseman Branislav Mezei sent Nick Foligno into the boards. Foligno had to be helped off the ice…