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  1. Heavy Shanahan hand: Bouchard suspended two games

    Oct 9, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT

    Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Rostislav Klesla

    Is the Shanahand getting a little heavy now? Many will be surprised that Pierre-Marc Bouchard has been suspended two games for what he claims was an accidental high stick on Matt Calvert.

  2. NHL suspends Clarke MacArthur through first two games of regular season

    Oct 1, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

    Clarke MacArthur, Jimmy Howard, Justin Abdelkader

    Clarke MacArthur will sit out the rest of the preseason as well as two regular season games for his illegal check on Justin Abdelkader.

  3. Trash talk: How far is too far?

    Sep 29, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Punishments are handed down for everything from headshots to boarding to instigating a fight. Is it time that trash talk that crosses the link should start to be punished as well? One coach thinks so…

  4. Happy birthday, Tom Sestito: Flyers winger gets waived, four-game suspension

    Sep 28, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Tom Sestito’s 24th birthday will be one to forget: the Flyers put him on waivers while the NHL suspended him for the rest of the preseason and two regular season games.

  5. NHL players react to Brendan Shanahan’s run of suspensions

    Sep 28, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Brendan Shanahan

    Players and coaches shared mixed reactions to Brendan Shanahan’s first run of suspensions in the 2011 preseason.

  6. NHL won’t punish Wayne Simmonds for alleged homophobic comment

    Sep 27, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    The Canadian Press reports that Wayne Simmonds won’t face disciplinary action for allegedly using a homophobic taunt in a verbal exchange with Sean Avery. How do you feel about the decision?

  7. NHL hands James Wisniewski a heavy suspension that includes eight regular season games

    Sep 26, 2011, 8:44 PM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets Press Conference Introducing New Players Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski

    James Wisniewski received the harshest suspension yet, as the Blue Jackets defenseman will sit out the rest of the preseason and a whopping eight regular season games for his illegal hit on Cal Clutterbuck. In case players haven’t been paying attention, Brendan Shanahan clearly means business.

  8. NHL suspends Brad Staubitz for preseason, three regular season games for hit from behind

    Sep 26, 2011, 6:29 PM EDT

    Brad Staubitz, Cam Janssen

    Brad Staubitz will sit out the rest of the preseason and three regular season games for his hit from behind on Cody Bass. Check out this post for more details and an explanation via league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.

  9. NHL suspends Brad Boyes two preseason games for hit to head

    Sep 25, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Brad Boyes

    Brendan Shanahan continues to hand out preseason suspensions, as Brad Boyes will sit out two games for his illegal hit on Joe Colborne.

  10. Brad Staubitz and James Wisniewski suspended for separate incidents in same game

    Sep 24, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

    James Wisniewski

    Brad Staubitz and James Wisniewski ran afoul of the NHL law in last night’s preseason game and they’ll get to sit indefinitely for their misgivings.

  11. Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond will miss rest of preseason, Flames’ season opener for illegal hit

    Sep 22, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT

    Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Jody Shelley

    Pierre–Luc Letourneau-Leblond will sit out the rest of the preseason (four games) and the Flames’ season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins because of his illegal hit from behind on Canucks forward Matt Clackson.

  12. Jesse Boulerice’s wife takes to Facebook to announce controversial hitter’s retirement

    Sep 5, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    boulericedowney

    Jesse Boulerice made headlines for all the wrong reasons during his hockey career, but he’ll leave the sport in a strange way.

  13. Brendan Shanahan’s biggest job this year? Bringing sanity back to NHL punishments

    Aug 25, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

    Brendan Shanahan

    Brendan Shanahan’s job with the NHL is a high-stress one that he can make very easy: By restoring sanity and adding transparency to the NHL’s punishment process when it comes to questionable acts on the ice.

  14. Shanahan explains how he’ll approach his new role as league disciplinarian

    Aug 20, 2011, 1:18 AM EDT

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    Brendan Shanahan promises to explain all league discipline decisions next season; both suspension and non-suspensions. Will we finally have a clear understanding of what constitutes supplemental discipline?

  15. Celebrating madness? Islanders holding watch party for replay of fight-filled February game vs. Pittsburgh

    Aug 13, 2011, 10:58 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders

    The Islanders are hosting a watch party for the replay of their February 11th bloodbath 9-3 win over the Penguins. This sounds like a really uncomfortable idea.

  16. NHL won’t fine or suspend Steve Downie for hit on Johnny Boychuk

    May 24, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

    Steve Downie

    TSN reports that Steve Downie won’t receive a fine or suspension for his hit on Johnny Boychuk.

  17. The NHL won’t fine or suspend Jamie McGinn for boarding hit on Aaron Rome

    May 21, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Aaron Rome

    The NHL won’t fine or suspend Jamie McGinn for boarding Aaron Rome, but it would be surprising to see him play for the Sharks again in the playoffs after his second ill-advised major penalty and game misconduct of the postseason.

  18. Jarkko Ruutu receives one-game suspension for late hit on Martin Erat

    Apr 21, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

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    The NHL handed Ducks pest Jarkko Ruutu a one-game suspension for his elbow on Predators forward Martin Erat.

  19. Nothing makes sense: Chris Kunitz and Steve Downie each receive one-game suspensions

    Apr 19, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Steve Downie

    Another day, another baffling set of decisions from NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell. This time, the Wheel of Justice came up the same for both Steve Downie and Chris Kunitz on very different plays.

  20. NHL suspends Bobby Ryan two playoff games for foot stomp

    Apr 16, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT

    Bobby Ryan, Jordin Tootoo

    The NHL decided to suspend Ducks forward Bobby Ryan for two games for his foot stomp on Predators skater Jonathan Blum.

  21. Raffi Torres receives four-game suspension for hit on Jordan Eberle, including two playoff games

    Apr 7, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    Canucks Oilers Hockey

    Raffi Torres received a four-game suspension for his hit on Jordan Eberle, which will include two playoff games.

  22. St. Louis Blues will bench T.J. Oshie two games for missing practice

    Mar 29, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v St. Louis Blues

    Though there won’t be an official fine or suspension, Blues GM Doug Armstrong announced that T.J. Oshie will sit two games for missing practice.

  23. No discipline for Matt Niskanen hit on Eric Staal, Derek Stepan fined after elbowing Mike Green

    Feb 26, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals

    The NHL decided to fine Derek Stepan for his elbow on Mike Green while there was no discipline for Matt Niskanen following his check on Eric Staal.

  24. NHL hands Daniel Paille a four-game suspension for blindside hit on Ray Sawada

    Feb 4, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Buffalo Sabres - Game Five

    The NHL decided to suspend Daniel Paille for four games for his blindside hit on Ray Sawada.

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