Originally written on Talk Hockey  |  Last updated 11/2/14

UNIONDALE, NY- OCTOBER 21: Andy Sutton #25 of the New York Islanders checks Matt Cullen #8 of the Carolina Hurricanes against the boards during the game on October 21, 2009 at in Uniondale, NY. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)



Edmonton defenseman Andy Sutton has indefinitely been suspended by the league for his hit on Alexei Ponikarovsky during the third period of yesterday's game between the Oilers and Hurricanes. This is the 19th suspension of the year.

Sutton has already been suspended five games earlier this season because of his hit on Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog. Last year, he was also suspended two games for his hit-from-behind on Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis.



This suspension is coming just hours after NHL.com announced that Sabres forward Ville Leino will face a hearing today for his hit to the head of Flyers' Matt Read yesterday.

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