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Tuesday night, in a game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Colorado Avalanche, David Booth beat Shane O'Brien with move off the wall and cut into the slot. He looked poised to fire a backhand on Avs' goalie Semyon Varlamov when Kevin Porter stepped into him.
The problem? All he did was step; the hit was a blatant knee-on-knee. Booth suffered a sprained MCL and will miss the next 4 to 6 weeks of action. As for Porter, he'll sit out the next 4 games, as per Brendan Shanahan:
I don't know about you, but 4 games is a downright shock to me. While I expected some form of supplemental discipline for this incident, I wouldn't have been surprised to see the incident receive little more than a fine, especially since knee-on-knee hits aren't exactly the topic du jour these days.
But clearly, Shanahan has no intention of knee-on-knee contact ever rising beyond the rarity it is now, because he just set a massive precedent. Not only does Porter have no disciplinary h...
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Colorado Avalanche center Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for kneeing Vancouver Canucks left wing David Booth.
Porter was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for the play. Booth sprained his right MCL on the hit and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.
"This is not a full body check during which there was some knee-to-knee contact," NHL...
Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for kneeing Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth.David Booth will miss four to six weeks as a result of this very dirty play. In my opinion the suspension could have been even heavier than what was handed down. The NHL should look into handing out suspensions for the length...
The NHL suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter for four games because of a kneeing infraction, and issued an indefinite ban to Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton on Thursday.
Porter was punished for kneeing Vancouver forward David Booth on Tuesday night and will lose $18,378.36 in salary.
The hit occurred at 11:52 of the first period, and Porter was given a major...
Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for kneeing Vancouver's David Booth in a game between Colorado and Vancouver Tuesday. Brendan Shanahan is having one of his busiest days yet as the league's disciplinarian. Within hours today, Shanahan has announced a hearing with Ville Leino, suspended Andy Sutton indefinitely, and has now suspended Kevin Porter...
Just as Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth was finally finding himself within the lineup after coming over in a trade with the Florida Panthers in October, he'll be absent from the lineup for at least the next month.
During Tuesday nights 6-0 rout of the Colorado Avalanche, Booth suffered an MCL sprain in his right knee after colliding with Kevin Porter. According to the Canucks...
The Avalanche lineup tonight against the Flames at the Saddledome will depend on the availability of forward Kevin Porter, who is scheduled to have a hearing with NHL
Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for kneeing Vancouver forward David Booth in Tuesday's game.
The NHL suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter four games without pay for kneeing Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth on Tuesday.
By Alexander Monaghan
On Tuesday night, the Colorado Avalanche came into their away game against the Vancouver Canucks with a game plan. After diligently researching their opponent, they determined that playing a physical game will throw the defending Western Conference Champions off their game; after all, the ‘Nucks did seem somewhat out of sorts against the Boston...
Colorado Avalanche winger Kevin Porter will have a phone hearing Thursday with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan to discuss his Tuesday knee-on-knee hit on Vancouver's David Booth.
VANCOUVER — Hockey drama in the third period and postgame about what happened in Vancouver’s 6-0 victory tonight at Rogers Arena. Never like to see players get hurt, but ramifications of the head injury to Avs defenseman Ryan Wilson and the leg injury to Canucks forward David Booth will undoubtedly be remembered the rest of the season or beyond.
Wilson was knocked out of the...
Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Roberto Luongo appears to be alright after taking a puck in the throat off the stick Gabriel Landeskog Tuesday. David Booth will miss four to six weeks after getting caught with a knee-on-knee hit. An MRI showed a labrum tear in Aaron Volpatti’s shoulder, he's done for the year.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 27 matchup between the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks. Daniel Sedin opened the scoring for the Canucks en route to his fifth career hat trick Roberto Luongo and David Booth both left the game with injuries but the Canucks still won 6-0. Kevin Bieksa also missed a few minutes of Tuesday’s game.
Former Fighting Sioux forward Brad Malone has been called up to the Colorado Avalance and is set to make his NHL debute because of an injury to former DU Pioneer Paul Stasnty and a suspension to former Michigan Wolverine Kevin Porter.
CALGARY — Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for his knee-on-knee collision with Vancouver’s David Booth in Tuesday’s...