Saturday, October 07, 2017

NHL Suspensions 2017-18

As the new season begins,  so to will the need for a watchful eye on nightly action for play beyond the rules and that puts player safety at risk through.

The task of NHL Justice falls to George Parros in 2017-18 the latest of former NHL enforcers tasked to oversee the day to day needs of Justice in the NHL

They will be reviewing on ice incidents and assessing what punishment, if any will be required on a nightly basis.

As they have in past years, video is becoming key to the league announcements when it comes to punishment delivered by league officials, a helpful way of explaining to fans just what has been taken into consideration with each infraction.

Our listings of his deliberations can be found below, outlining those that have been summoned to the tribunal.

Offenders may now approach the bench, the court is now in session. Chief Justice Parros presiding.

Cases up to date as of October 16, 2017

The Case files of George Parros

Regular Season Suspensions

October 4 -- Washington -- Tom Wilson suspended for four games for boarding (details)

Total Regular Season Games suspended (by team)

Anaheim -- 
Arizona --
Boston -- 
Buffalo --
Calgary -- 
Carolina --
Chicago -- 
Colorado --
Columbus -- 
Dallas -- 
Detroit --
Edmonton -- 
Florida --
Los Angeles --
Minnesota --
Montreal --
Nashville --
New Jersey -- 
New York Islanders --
New York Rangers --
Ottawa -- 
Philadelphia -- 
Pittsburgh --
San Jose -- 
St. Louis -- 
Tampa Bay -- 
Toronto --
Vancouver --
Washington -- 4
Winnipeg --

Total Regular Game Suspensions to date --  4

Pre Season Suspensions

September 25 -- New York Rangers -- Andrew Desjardins, suspended two games for illegal check to the head (details)

September 23 -- Washington -- Tom Wilson, suspended two pre-season games for interference (details)

Monetary punishment

October 9 -- St. Louis -- Robert Bortuzzo -- fined $3,091.40 for cross checking (details)

Other Notes related to the Department of Player Safety

October 4 -- Whitney happy to have 'hand in the game' with Player Safety
October 4 -- Ray Whitney joins NHL Department of Player Safety

Resources From the Department of Player Safety

Department of Player Safety background

NHL Rule Book 2017-18

NHL Rules videos and explanations

News from the Department of Player Safety

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