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NEW YORK (Nov. 3, 2019) – Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic has been suspended for two games, without pay, for roughing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Kole Sherwood during NHL Game No. 211 in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 2, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 4:52 of the second period. Lucic was assessed two minor penalties for roughing.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Lucic will forfeit $64,516.12. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.


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via Sportsnet,

“We’ve got the utmost respect for George Parros and the Department of Player Safety, but on this one we vehemently disagree,” Treliving said….

“I thought the play was handled by the on-ice officiating staff correctly last night,” Teliving said. “I saw a player who poked, jabbed, whacked, speared the goaltender. I think 31 teams around the league, if you do that, there’s going to be a reaction.”...

“I don’t think it falls to the level where Milan is sitting out for the next two games,” Treliving said. “We support our player 100 per cent. We want our players to support each other, back each other up and we felt that’s what Milan was doing in this case.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/03/19 at 08:37 PM ET


First, Lucic does this stuff - attacking completely mismatched opponents
for any play or hit he doesn’t like and he never holds back a little let alone asks
them to fight first.

Second, Sherwood might have crossed a line a little.
But this is a rookie playing in his first game of the season and third NHL game ever.
And all he does is go to the net following the shot and in one motion
make a dig for the puck.

Does that kind of thing usually get a response?
Yeah if a player runs into the goalie or lands on them when they it’s avoidable,
or keeps hacking and whacking away at a prone goalie trying to hold the puck,
yeah the opponent usually pushes and shoves them or knocks them over and/or
gets in their face. Not Milan Lucic-style running at the kid full speed with a straight punch hard to the head. Followed up by Lucic landing on the player he’s just punched and continuing to take shots at his head when he’s helpless at the bottom of the pile. That’s intent to injure type behavior.

Treleving’s description of what Sherwood is so melodramatic and silly.
I watched a replay of the game and saw it several times. It was mainly that Sherwood was a young, fast, forechecking opponent and Lucic probably didn’t like Sherwood making contact with anybody. You get a face wash at most for that kind of contact with a goalie as you’re skating by following the shot. Not a heavyweight goon immediately trying to punch your head off.

Why else was Lucic so mad? Because the play started with Sherwood stealing the puck from Lucic.

The typically unreliable refs called offsetting penalties with the double minor to Lucic
resulting in only a 2 min power play. And Sherwood immediately had to leave the penalty box because the concussion spotter didn’t like what they saw with him.
I was doing a couple things at once, but didn’t see Sherwood return to the game.
So that’s a possible concussion for a rookie for a pretty minor poke at the puck as he’s skating by the net and before the whistle blew. From a guy who attacks opponents as pretty much his one remaining skill. So yeah, Treveling thinks Lucic should be allowed to keep doing that with at most a 2 min penalty.

Posted by lefty.30 on 11/03/19 at 09:47 PM ET

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