Found January 04, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Brendan Shanahan on the five game suspension given to Rene Bourque.

Official statement on Bourque's suspension

Tweet BOSTON, MA -- Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster has issued a statement on forward Rene Bourque's five-game suspension. "We fully support the decision rendered by Brendan Shanahan and the Departme...

Bourque suspended five games

Former Wisconsin Badger Rene Bourque has been suspended by the NHL's Senior Vice President of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan for five games for a vicious elbow to the head of Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom this is after being suspended on December 19th by the NHL for his hit on Brent Seabrook. Apparently Bourque doesn't like playing against the Wild, because...

Video: Rene Bourque really wanted to elbow Nicklas Backstrom

Two weeks ago, Rene Bourque of the Calgary Flames was suspended two games for a questionable hit on Brent Seatbook of the Chicago Blackhawks; a Shanaban on a check that had a significant amount of gray area. Slightly less gray area on this hit against Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night -- an elbow to the head for which Bourque seemed to go out of his way...

Flames' Bourque banned 5 games for elbow (AP)

Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque has been suspended five games by the NHL for elbowing Washington's Nicklas Backstrom in the head. Bourque was given a minor penalty for elbowing Tuesday night for his hit on Backstrom at 10:06 of the third period of Calgary's 3-1 loss at Washington. Backstrom played two more shifts before leaving the game.

Video- Another Elbow To The Head?

from Katie Carerra of Capitals Insider, Near the midway point of the third period of Washington’s 3-1 win over the Flames on Tuesday, Nicklas Backstrom skated through the neutral zone, passed the puck to a teammate and then was elbowed in the head by Calgary’s Rene Bourque. After Bourque struck Backstrom on the left side of his jaw, Backstrom skated toward the boards and leaned...

Flames' Rene Bourque gets five-game ban for elbow on Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom

Dale Hunter was the owner of the longest NHL suspension at the time when he laid out Pierre Turgeon well after a goal was scored in the 1993 Stanley Cup Playoffs. That wasn't his decision, and on Wednesday as coach of the Washington Capitals he didn't want to insert his ...

Brendan Shanahan No Better Than Colin Campbell

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News, When the NHL replaced chief disciplinarian Colin Campbell with Brendan Shanahan last spring and gave him the reassuring title of senior vice-president, player safety, I really wanted to believe things were going to change. But we’re nearly halfway through the 2011-12 season – and the further we get into it, the clearer it is that Sheriff...

Video- Torres Suspended Two Games

Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.  An illegal hit, launching himself while targeting the head.

Marek Vs. Wyshynski Radio: Angela Ruggiero and Canadian fans

It's a special time Wednesday edition of Marek vs. Wyshynski beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 a.m. PT, and we're talking about the following and more: Special Guest Stars: Angela Ruggiero, U.S. women's hockey icon, on her career and legacy. • In which Marek and Wysh discuss the world juniors fallout. • Rene Bourque's big elbow. • The Krys Barch defense. • Cheering...

Blackhawks F Carcillo suspended indefinitely

Chicago Blackhawks forward Dan Carcillo was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday, pending a hearing with NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan.

Dan Carcillo Suspended Seven Games for Hit on Edmonton's Tom Gilbert (Video)

Dan Carcillo was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday in wake of his hit on Edmonton's Tom Gilbert. On Wednesday, Carcillo learned his fate, and he is definitely suspended for seven games, NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan announced. Shanahan summed the decision up using three key points. One, the league took into account that the action was boarding. "Carcillo...

Chicago Blackhawks’ Dan Carcillo suspended 7 games for hit on Edmonton Oilers’ Tom Gilbert

Repeat offender of dirty hits, Dan Carcillo, of the Chicago Blackhawks, received a seven-game suspension tonight for his hit on Tom Gilbert of the Edmonton Oilers. Carcillo was also suspended back in October under the reign of Brendan Shanahan. Here’s the Shanahan explanation: Carcillo’s Monday game was a much-anticipated return after being sidelined with a concussion...

DEVEOPING: Carcillo Suspended Pending Hearing

The HQ has never been one to hide from calling people out when it comes to poor play on the ice...Raffi Torres is on the league's list and, now, Dan Carcillo can't be too far behind...Especially, after last night...Again...((HT: CSNChicago/NHL/LoFFen1987))If the hearing with the league is in house with Brendan Shanahan, it could be for more than five games in length. Carcillo...
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