Found December 17, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Corey Potter can take the rest of the road trip off, whether he likes it or not. The Oilers defenceman has been handed a two-game suspension for sending Nick Bonino head-first into the boards with a hit from behind Sunday in Anaheim. The 29-year-old blueliner, who’s been in and out of the lineup this season, will miss Tuesday’s game in Los Angeles and Thursday’s stop in Colorado. “It looks bad,” said Eakins. “Corey’s not a dirty player, I don’t think he’s been suspended before. The league puts great thought into it. They don’t just look at it and say ‘let’s give him five games’ or ‘no games’ or ‘just fine him.’” BAD RAP When some fans learned that Ales Hemsky had been sidelined, somewhat against his will, with sore ribs after being crushed by Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler, they immediately began chirping about his lack of durability. It’s a charge he and the hockey team bristle at.

Video- Corey Potter With A Checking From Behind Hit

Potter received a major for checking from behind and a game, Bonino appears to be ok.

Video- Corey Potter Suspended Two Games For Hit On Nick Bonino

DOPS with the suspension explanation.

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Why suspending Corey Potter was the correct move

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