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Colorado Avalanche center Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for kneeing Vancouver Canucks left wing David Booth.
Porter was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for the play. Booth sprained his right MCL on the hit and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.
"This is not a full body check during which there was some knee-to-knee contact," NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan said. "Nor is it a kneeing penalty resulting from the attacking player making a sudden, evasive move just prior or simultaneous with contact.
"What is especially troubling about this hit is the distance Porter travels with his knee extended in this position. While it can be argued that Porter's history and the situation of the game would suggest that there was no malicious intent, it still was an extremely reckless hit that caused a severe injury."
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Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for kneeing Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth.David Booth will miss four to six weeks as a result of this very dirty play. In my opinion the suspension could have been even heavier than what was handed down. The NHL should look into handing out suspensions for the length...
The NHL suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter for four games because of a kneeing infraction, and issued an indefinite ban to Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton on Thursday.
Porter was punished for kneeing Vancouver forward David Booth on Tuesday night and will lose $18,378.36 in salary.
The hit occurred at 11:52 of the first period, and Porter was given a major...
Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for kneeing Vancouver's David Booth in a game between Colorado and Vancouver Tuesday. Brendan Shanahan is having one of his busiest days yet as the league's disciplinarian. Within hours today, Shanahan has announced a hearing with Ville Leino, suspended Andy Sutton indefinitely, and has now suspended Kevin Porter...
The Avalanche lineup tonight against the Flames at the Saddledome will depend on the availability of forward Kevin Porter, who is scheduled to have a hearing with NHL
Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for kneeing Vancouver forward David Booth in Tuesday's game.
By Alexander Monaghan
On Tuesday night, the Colorado Avalanche came into their away game against the Vancouver Canucks with a game plan. After diligently researching their opponent, they determined that playing a physical game will throw the defending Western Conference Champions off their game; after all, the ‘Nucks did seem somewhat out of sorts against the Boston...
The NHL suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter four games without pay for kneeing Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth on Tuesday.
Q tells us the Vancouver Canucks say forward David Booth will miss four to six weeks with a sprained MCL following a knee-on-knee collision with Colorado's Kevin Porter on Tuesday. Bill Sweatt has been called up to replace him. All in all. Good timing Mason Raymond. Now do something with the ice time!
Vancouver Canucks left wing David Booth is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks with a sprained right knee.
Booth was injured in Tuesday's game against Colorado on a knee-on-knee hit by the Avalanche's Kevin Porter. He suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament.
Acquired from the Florida Panthers in October, Booth has five goals and seven assists in 19 games...
The NHL has yet to say if they will take further action on this hit.
Porter received 5 for kneeing and a game, Booth did not return.
Former Fighting Sioux forward Brad Malone has been called up to the Colorado Avalance and is set to make his NHL debute because of an injury to former DU Pioneer Paul Stasnty and a suspension to former Michigan Wolverine Kevin Porter.
CALGARY — Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for his knee-on-knee collision with Vancouver’s David Booth in Tuesday’s...
Colorado Avalanche winger Kevin Porter will have a phone hearing Thursday with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan to discuss his Tuesday knee-on-knee hit on Vancouver's David Booth.
Just as Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth was finally finding himself within the lineup after coming over in a trade with the Florida Panthers in October, he'll be absent from the lineup for at least the next month.
During Tuesday nights 6-0 rout of the Colorado Avalanche, Booth suffered an MCL sprain in his right knee after colliding with Kevin Porter. According to the Canucks...
Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Roberto Luongo appears to be alright after taking a puck in the throat off the stick Gabriel Landeskog Tuesday. David Booth will miss four to six weeks after getting caught with a knee-on-knee hit. An MRI showed a labrum tear in Aaron Volpatti’s shoulder, he's done for the year.