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When St. Louis Blues defenseman Kris Russell went down with an injury last week, Ian Cole finally was given an opportunity to see regular time in the Blues defensive rotation.
With the opportunity in hand, Cole was playing pretty well. Then, in a 3-0 shutout loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night, Cole rocked Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkater with a hit that caught Abdelkater in the jaw. Because the hit caught Abdelkater high and in the head, Cole has been suspended for three games by the NHL for the hit, leaving a gaping hole on the Blues defense.
According to Rob Rains, in order to replace Cole, who was filling in for the injured Russell and Kent Huskins, the Blues have recalled defenseman Cade Fairchild from Peoria.
Fairchild, who is just 22 years of age, made his NHL debut earlier this season in a 2-1 Blues victory over the Washington Capitals on November 29th. Fairchild has played in 31 games for the Peoria Riverman this season, posting 17 points, including fou...
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• As Paul already noted, Blues defenseman Ian Cole has been summoned to the principal’s office for a hearing with Mr. Shanahan after checking Justin Abdelkader shoulder-first in Saturday’s 3-0 Wings win. I’m guessing that Cole’s going to be fined but not suspended given his status as a first-time offender and given...
Already shorthanded on defense with injuries to Kris Russell and Kent Huskins, the St. Louis Blues will now be without defenseman Ian Cole for three games.
Cole is not injured though. He will be missing three games due to suspension.
The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced on Sunday that Cole would be suspended for three games for a hit to the head made at center...
St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole was suspended three games for delivering an illegal check to the head of Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader in Saturday night's game.
Cole was assessed a minor penalty for the check. Abdelkader later scored a goal in Detroit's 3-0 win.
The 22-year-old Cole has one goal and three assists in 13 games this season. He will be eligible...
The NHL suspended St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole for three games due to a hit to the head of Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader, and the St. Louis Blues’ response, a statement from Blues GM Doug Armstrong to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford, sums up the ways in which teams tend to respond to suspensions for hits to the head umder Brendan Shanahan’s watch...
NHL.com reports that Ian Cole will have a hearing today for his hit on Justin Abdelkader.
"Blues' defenseman Ian Cole faces a disciplinary hearing Sunday for his illegal check to the head penalty on Red Wings' forward Justin Abdelkader in the first period of Saturday's game."
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There seems to be a difference of opinion on whether...
Congratulations are in order for St. Louis Blues' defenseman Ian Cole, who becomes the first of what, if 2011 was any indication, will be many NHL players to earn a Shanaban in 2012.
Cole has been suspended 3 NHL games, and will forfeit $21,081.09 in salary to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund (i.e. used to buy a car for the player whose confidence is shaken when he...
As it turns out, St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole will spend three games watching his teammates play thanks to his hit to the head of Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader. Per the NHL:
Blues defenseman Ian Cole has been suspended for three games for delivering an illegal check to the head of Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader during NHL Game #563 in Detroit on Saturday...
Somehow, Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader managed to pass his baseline tests in the “quiet room” and return, and scored a goal no less, after taking a shoulder directly to the head from St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole. Cole received 2 minutes for an illegal check to the head. Will post a better video when we find it:
Here’s hoping that Fox Sports Detroit posts Mickey...
After blowing a bunch of calls against the Minnesota Wild since November 30th, 2011, but that's another story, Brendan Shanahan the NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations has finally made the right call again. This suspension was a no-brainer and Cole had to suspended or Shannahan would have lost all of his credibility. The Blues General Managers...
via NHL.com, Blues’ defenseman Ian Cole faces a disciplinary hearing Sunday for his illegal check to the head penalty on Red Wings’ forward Justin Abdelkader in the first period of Saturday’s game.
If you missed the hit, The Malik Report has all the videos…
Ian Cole hardly had a chance to re-acquainted with teammates.
After sitting out eight consecutive games as a healthy scratch,
Cole recently returned to the lineup for two games. But thanks to a
The Blues have promoted defenseman Cade Fairchild from Peoria
for tonight's game with Phoenix at Scottrade Center. Fairchild, 22,
has three goals and 14 assists in 31 games for the Rivermen. He
The Detroit Red Wings received a welcome day off on Sunday, and aside from addressing Ian Cole’s three-game suspension for hitting Justin Abdelkader in the head, the Wings will hit the ice at noon hoping to move on from their win over the Blues on Saturday, preparing for a four-game road trip which starts in Dallas on Tuesday, includes a short trip home for staying at home’s...
St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole was suspended three games for illegally checking Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader in the head during Saturday night's game.
Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.