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Ruutu Suspended For One Game

TORONTO (April 21, 2011) – Anaheim Ducks forward Jarkko Ruutu has been suspended for one game for delivering a late hit to Nashville Predators forward Martin Erat in Game Four of their Western Conference quarterfinal last night, the National Hockey League announced today.

The incident occurred 4:00 into the second period and Ruutu was assessed a minor penalty for interference on the play.

Ruutu’s suspension will be served tomorrow night (April 22) when the Ducks host the Predators in Game Five of the series

If you missed the hit, it can be viewed here.

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How does he only get one game for that?


Posted by psycaz from MI on 04/21/11 at 08:49 PM ET


Wheel of Justice strikes again. I love hockey but the more the NHL screws this up the less inclined I am to watch.

Posted by Iggy Rules on 04/21/11 at 08:59 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

I’m absolutely stunned that Ruutu was suspended for this.  Wasn’t a blindsided hit and it really looks like he hit him shoulder-to-shoulder.

Not sure why this was suspendible.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 04/22/11 at 01:34 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I agree Flash.  other than being every-so-slightly late, it was a good hockey hit.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/22/11 at 10:50 AM ET

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