Sutton suspended for hit on Landeskog

Last night, Shane O'Brien received an instigator penalty for coming to the defense of rookie Gabriel Landeskog. Today, Brendan Shanahan finished what O'Brien started by suspending Andy Sutton while he awaits a hearing scheduled for Monday in New York at 10 am. Immediately following the game, Sutton remarked on the hit, saying, "They may look at it, they might not. I'd do (that play) again."

From Puck Daddy:

Sutton can't play until after the hearing, meaning he won't be available Sunday when the Oilers face the St. Louis Blues, and the fact that the hearing is in-person indicates that this likely won't be the only game he misses: Shanahan now has the option to issue a suspension that exceeds five games.

Is Shanahan planning to throw the book at Sutton?

The fact that Landeskog stayed in the game works in Sutton's favour, but Shanahan has made no secret of his feelings towards repeat offenders, and Sutton is one, having been suspended for two games in Jan 2010 after a hit on Pascal Dupuis.

 

 

UPDATE: Because of all the chatter about Sutton's height and claims that he didn't get his elbow up, I did some screen shots. Pretty obvious if you ask me.

Sutton_hit_comparison2_medium


SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mile High Hockey

You must be a member of Mile High Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Hockey. You should read them.

Join Mile High Hockey

You must be a member of Mile High Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker