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Andy Sutton might be getting suspended again

Dec 31, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

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Andy Sutton played in his first game since being suspended for eight games today against the Islanders.

Apparently Sutton wanted a bit more time off because the league will be looking into the late hit he delivered to Islanders John Tavares this afternoon. Tavares did leave the game momentarily but returned to action minutes later after being looked at.

What makes this a bit more awkward is the fact that Sutton told the Edmonton Sun he was going to do things a bit differently upon returning from his latest ban.

“You may see me make more hits with my back and butt as opposed to my elbows and shoulders. It seems to be the only way you cannot get suspended anymore.”

Looks like Sutton may have found a new way after all.

We’ll get video of the hit posted here when we can.

  1. vanfoodman - Dec 31, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    The NHL will never be anything more than a second tier pro league as long as they let guys like Sutton do what they do. Kick him to the curb and quick. Ten games minimum.

  2. sjsharksfan11 - Dec 31, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    The NHL is becoming a wuss league. I miss the NHL before the lockout. The die hard fans are being punished with all the rule changes. Keep changing the sport and you will lose the die hard.

  3. vanfoodman - Jan 2, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Nothing, he gets NOTHING?!?!?

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