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The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Deryk Engelland may very well see a slap on the wrist and a couple of games off the ice after a questionable hit against the Chicago Blackhawks’ Marcus Kruger.
Just nine minutes into the first period, Engelland sized up Kruger along the boards and made a borderline jumping motion, knocking down the rookie centre for the Blackhawks.
TSN panel believed the case was worthy of review before word came out Shanahan would look at it.
Next question is, will Engelland get a suspension?
For context, Engelland broke into the NHL three years ago by playing nine games. He fought three times. Last year, he played the course of over 60 games, fighting 13 times. And, this year, he’s up to four fights.
Here’s the video of the play, and the TSN banter:
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The Pens are going to be down another defensemen for the next 3 games. Deryk Engelland was suspended today by the NHL in a move that no one should be surprised about. Engelland left his feet and hit Blackhawks Marcus Kruger in the head on Tuesday. Engellend wasn’t penalized on the play. He will miss three games starting Friday at Winnipeg, Tuesday against Carolina, and...
Pittsburgh defenseman Deryk Engelland will miss three games after being suspended by the NHL for an illegal check to the head.
The league punished Engelland for hitting Chicago forward Marcus Kruger during Tuesday night's game. No penalty was assessed on the hit 8:55 into the game.
Engelland will forfeit almost $9,200 and miss games Friday night at Winnipeg, Dec. 27 against...
Just because we're a fan blog, doesn't mean we can't have differing opinions like human beings...
It's understandable why this post was made. Derek and/or Adam (no idea who wrote it) is a Penguins fan and, especially with the Pens defense suffering from every injury right now, it would hurt the Penguins if Engelland missed any time. It's also tough...
Results from the first period hit below and Coach Q just said Kruger is hanging around, may be available.
08:55 Pittsburgh Deryk Engelland: 5 minutes, fighting
08:55 Chicago John Scott: 2 minutes, instigator
08:55 Chicago John Scott: 5 minutes, fighting
Thanks to PuckDaddy for the video link while I was slacking on the couch…
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland will have a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan for his hit on Marcus Kruger of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Engelland led with his forearm in delivering a hit to Kruger's head midway through the first period of Tuesday's game. Kruger was able to play the rest of the session, but did not return for the second period...
No. 1 Goat: Deryk Engelland, Pittsburgh Penguins
Engelland activated a beacon for the league's department of player safety after hitting Chicago's Marcus Kruger into the boards during the first period of play. The hit ended Kruger's night and caused an immediate retaliation from Blackhawks forward John Scott. While Scott was hit with a game misconduct, a fighting major...
This is why I like the NHL; a player dishes out what I would classify as a dirty bush league check on an opposing player. His teammate who happens to be trailing the play takes issue with the questionable hit and challenges the offending player to a fight.
In this case Blackhawks heavy weight John Scott, reacted appropriately to the questionable hit, came to his teammates...
Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland has been suspended for three games for delivering a blow to the head of Chicago center Marcus Kruger on Tuesday.
Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland on Thursday was suspended three games for his hit on Chicago's Marcus Kruger...
NEW YORK (December 22, 2011) -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland has been suspended, without pay, for three games for an illegal check to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger during NHL Game #488 in Pittsburgh on Tues...
Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland faces a telephone hearing with NHL disciplinarian chief Brendan Shanahan for a questionable hit on Chicago's Marcus Kruger.
from Darren Eliot of Sports Illustrated, Not to take face time away from Brendan Shanahan and his seemingly daily on-camera explanation of yet another suspension, but I think I can help clear the clutter for him. More importantly, I believe the solution to this complex issue—what constitutes a legal hit and what is out of bounds while the NHL struggles to eradicate hits to the...
Engelland received the news following a phone hearing with NHL czar of discipline Brendan Shanahan this morning.
Penguins defenseman Derek Engelland took no issue Friday with the three-game suspension the NHL issued for his head shot on Chicago center Marcus Kruger earlier in the week.