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Brendan Shanahan has made a ruling regarding Philadelphia Flyers winger Harry Zolnierczyk and his hit on Mike Lundin Saturday afternoon.
Zolnierczyk has been suspended four games for charging.
Shanahan explains in the video (below) that, "Instead of delivering a hard, legal check, he (Zolnierczyk) launches prior to the check making significant contact to Lundin's head. This is charging."
Zolnierczyk was given a five-minute major as well as a game misconduct for the hit.
Shanahan went on to explain the significance of the hit and why the hit on Lundin was illegal:
"In all areas of the ice players still have the responsibility to keep their heads up and expect to be checked. But what no player should expect is that his opponent will launch upward, off the ice and into his head. It's important to note that though Lundin is bracing for the hit and trying to minimize its force by stopping, he does not significantly change his position prior to this illegal check."
Mike Knuble is expected to take Zolnierczyk's place in the lineup. The Flyers will head to New York on Tuesday to take on the New York Rangers.
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Philadelphia Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk was ejected in the first period of Saturday's game against the Ottawa Senators for launching himself into Senators defenseman Mike Lundin and laying him out on the ice. Lundin suffered a concussion and did not return to the game.
Zolnierczyk received a five minute major for charging and a ten minute game misconduct. It did...
The NHL has suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk four games for charging Ottawa defenseman Mike Lundin.
Lundin suffered a concussion.
The play happened Saturday midway through the first period of the Flyers' 2-1 win. Zolnierczyk launched himself into Lundin as the Ottawa forward was cutting into the Flyers' zone.
Zolnierczyk received a major penalty...
In a previous blog post I suggested Philadelphia Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczy would receive between three and five games for his dangerous hit on Mike Lundin.Today, the National Hockey League handed out a four-game suspension. The following is the full explanation via NHL.com: NEW YORK -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk has been suspended for four games, without...
Philadelphia Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk is no stranger to throwing questionable hits at his opponents. On Wednesday, he was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for kneeing Washington Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault. It was reviewed by Brendan Shanahan and determined he hit him in the thigh and not on the knee.
On Saturday, Zolnierczyk leveled Ottawa Senators...
The Shanahammer has dropped again, and it will be costing Harry Zolnierczyk four games’ pay.
That the number of games the Philadelphia Flyers forward has been suspended by NHL safety honcho Brendan Shanahan after a reckless hit on Senators defenseman Mike Lundin. Zolnierczyk left his feet to deliver a brutal hit on Lundin during Saturday’s game in Philadelphia, for which he...
Harry Zolnierczyk destroys Mike Lundin with huge hit.Zolnierczyk was given a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct, while Mike Lundin has been diagnosed with a concussion.There is sure to be a lengthy suspension headed Harry Zolnierczyk's way, as a result of his actions on this play.I say, between three and five games is deserved.
After having his hearing this morning, Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's Director of Player Safety, has suspended Harry Zolnierczyk four games for his illegal hit to the Senators' Mike Lundin.
Below is Shanahan's explanation of the four game suspension:
"As the video shows, as Lundin carries the puck through the neutral zone, Zolnierczyk comes onto the...
My first question is, why are the refs immediately rescuing Harry Zolnierczyk after he destroys Mike Lundin with this dirty elbow? Zolnierczyk is the one that laid out Lundin with the dirty hit, he's the one that should be the one fighting Kaspars Daugavins or Senators tough guy Chris Neil for that matter. I guess Harry Zolnierczyk is going to have to wait because he has been...
Philadelphia Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk may be getting a call from Brendan Shanahan sooner than later for this hit on Mike Lundin of the Senators. The result was something I don’t wish on anyone. Crusher.
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Today the NHL announced a four game suspension to Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk for a hit on Ottawa Senator Mike Lundin. The hit was borderline as Zolnierczyk slightly left his feet at the last second to nail Lundin, who left the game with a concussion. Some Flyers fans are surprised with the length of the [...]
Brendan Shanahan tells us why.
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If you're looking for some irrational defense of the hit from a big fan of the team, you won't get it here. There's no excuse for...
Brendan Shanahan dished out his heftiest punishment of the NHL season on Monday, suspending Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta for five games after Kaleta sent the Rangers’ Brad Richards face-first into the boards with a hit from behind in Sunday’s game.
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