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Jeff Skinner Suspended Two Games For Kicking

Brendan Shanahan explains…

added 8:30pm, NHL Release is below…

NEW YORK (March 16, 2012)—Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner has been suspended for two games, without pay, for kicking St. Louis Blues forward Scott Nichol during NHL Game #1055 in Carolina on Thursday, March 15, 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, Skinner will forfeit $9,729.72. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 19:03 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

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shanetx's avatar

Super dangerous move.  I’m glad that headshots aren’t the only thing being brought up.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 03/16/12 at 11:06 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

man, what a bonehead move, honestly, any idiot who does this kinda stupid shit should be suspended for 20 games at the least.  God
grow a brain for gods sake

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 03/16/12 at 11:35 PM ET


Seems like Skinner is quickly trying to get rid of his teen idol(cough, Bieber, cough) image. He lodged 12 minutes, the 10 min being a misconduct, against TB, was accused of slewfooting Orlov from the Caps, now this. I think there might have been other skirmishes recently, too, that might not have been called on the ice.

From The Washington Post’s Capitals Insider on Skinner’s Caps incident:

“That was a definite slewfoot. It’s an incredibly dangerous play,” one Washington player said on the condition of anonymity. “That’s not the first time [Skinner’s] done something like that, either.”

Posted by chockster from Fl on 03/17/12 at 12:15 AM ET

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