Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/29/11
Chicago Blackhawks forward Dan Carcillo was suspended by the NHL for two games for shoving Joni Pitkanen of the Carolina Hurricanes into the end boards on Friday night; and he doesn't even have a Brendan Shanahan explanation as a souvenir. Instead, it's former NHL defenseman Rob Blake of the department of player safety with the suspension breakdown; the hockey equivalent of seeing a Broadway smash with the understudy in the lead role. (Brendan Shanahan in this analogy being the hockey equivalent of Kristin Chenoweth.) Via the NHL: Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Carcillo will forfeit $8,378.38. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. At 1:47 of the first period Carcillo delivered an illegal hit from behind, sending Pitkanen into the end boards. There was no penalty called on the play. Carcillo will miss games tonight against Columbus and Monday against Nashville. He will be eligible to return Thursda...
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