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Deryk Engelland’s conference call is set for tomorrow

Dec 21, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland already faced an old-school punishment for his hit on Marcus Kruger, as he had to drop the mitts with enormous Chicago Blackhawks enforcer John Scott. Brendan Shanahan often considers context with his disciplinary choices, but a pugilistic penalty might not be enough, as Engelland will participate in a conference call with the NHL on Thursday.

The hit to the head took place during a nationally televised game on Versus on Tuesday, so that certainly brought attention to the questionable check.

Do you feel like he deserves a suspension, just a fine or nothing at all? Share your thoughts in this post, which covers Shanahan’s latest round of decisions.

  1. mojosmagic - Dec 21, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    You would think with the Crosby situation these idiots from Shitsburg would know better.

  2. reachers87 - Dec 22, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Did you even see the hit?? You are not supposed to skate with your head down in the NHL.

    • comeonnowguys - Dec 22, 2011 at 9:29 AM

      Did you? Kruger was getting checked by Dupuis, and instead of playing the puck, Engelland runs at him and hits the guy in the head with this hands and stick.

      To blame Kruger in this situation is ridiculous. Take off the black-and-gold glasses and watch the hit again.

      • jpelle82 - Dec 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM

        agreed, he was engaged already, you cant run him like that. 2 games would be fair….this coming from a pens fan who loathes our depleted defensive situation now.

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