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 ...
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