Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 11/1/11
When the NHL decided to put on its big boy pants about hits to the head, the shot defenseman Andy Sutton of the Edmonton Oilers laid on Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night was exactly the type of hit the League decided had no place in its product any longer. Hence, Andy Sutton was suspended for five games on Tuesday. From the NHL: Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Sutton will forfeit $57,432.45. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.  The incident occurred at 3:23 of the third period. Sutton was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing. Sutton missed Sunday's game vs. St. Louis and will miss games Nov. 3 at Los Angeles, Nov. 5 at Phoenix, Nov. 8 at Montreal and Nov. 10 at Boston. He will be eligible to return Nov. 11 at Detroit. Landeskog was turning to accept a pass. Sutton steamrolled through him, making contact principally with the head, to separate player from puck. Two years...
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