After Jordin Tootoo's conference call hearing with Brendan Shanahan's player safety team Monday afternoon, he was assessed a two-game suspension as a result of Saturday night's collision with Buffalo's Ryan Miller late in second period action.
It was a super-charged, emotional play with plenty of bad blood in the aftermath with Miller pounding Tootoo relentlessly as he reacted to hit.
Tootoo received a five minute minor for charging and a game misconduct. Paul Gaustad received a double minor for roughing and a game misconduct, while Miller got in about 25 punches on Tootoo and received nothing.
Nashville coach Barry Trotz labeled it a "hockey play gone a little bit awry a little bit" and Lindy Ruff said that it was a continuation of "open season on goalies." Here is the video and complete postgame quotes.
The situation was aggravated by the fact that Tootoo has somewhat of a reputation as an annoying pest around the league and Miller was in his first game back after being hit by Milan Lucic on November 12. Tootoo had previously been suspended for five games in 2007 for a punch to the face of Stephane Robidas
Shanahan ended the debate with this video and the decision to suspend Tootoo ...
The National Hockey League has suspended Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo two games for his hit on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller.
The incident took place during Buffalo’s 3-2 win on Saturday night inside Bridgestone Arena.
The maximum suspension Tootoo could’ve received was five games, per league rules. If a player facing disciplinary action has a hearing with...
First off I have no idea what Jordin Tootoo is trying to do in this instance, compare and contrast this with the Lucic incident, Miller is in the blue paint and Lucic ran into Miller going for a puck. In Tootoo's case he simply left his feet and ran over Miller, you can not just run over the the goalie like Tootoo did. I think Jordin Tootoo is going to be getting a suspension...
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Just two days after a tough 3-2 loss at home to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Nashville Predators are back on the road. The Columbus Blue Jackets host Nashville at 6pm Thursday night. The Blue Jackets are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and are 5-3-1 since beating the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena for the...
NEW YORK -- Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo has been suspended, without pay, for two games for charging Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller during NHL Game #379 Saturday night, Dec. 3, in Nashville, the National Hockey League's Departme...
After Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo charged into Ryan Miller on Saturday night, Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff opined after the game that he believed it was "open season" on goaltenders.
(Keep in mind that Tootoo was given a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct on Saturday.)
Here was his team's No. 1 netminder getting run into again...
Ryan Miller’s first game back from a controversial hit by Milan Lucic sees him suffer a similar fate at the hands of Jordin Tootoo.
Via Goon's World
December 06, 2011
<span style="font-family: "Georgia","serif"; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">I had a feeling that Jordin Tootoo would be suspended by the NHL for his hit on the Sabres goalie Ryan Miller. I believe that the National Hockey League had to make an example out of Jordin Tootoo. This also gave <span style="font-family: "Georgia...
J.R. Lind has a good piece at The Scene that sets the stage for the Preds' meeting with the Ducks on Saturday. It's too bad that the OCR's Jeff Miller wouldn't talk to JR to defend himself.Josh Cooper has a nice feature on Jack Hillen who joins the legions of David Poile's finds over the years. He also talked to Jordin Tootoo who remains committed to defending...
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