Edmonton Oilers ahead Zack Kassian was suspended seven video games by the NHL on Friday for kicking an opponent within the chest.
Kassian swung his proper leg and kicked Tampa Bay ahead Erik Cernak within the chest throughout a sport Thursday night time. He was provided an in-person listening to that allowed the division of participant security to droop him greater than seven video games and waived that likelihood.
Edmonton’s Zack Kassian has been suspended for seven video games for Kicking Tampa Bay’s Erik Cernak. <a href=”https://t.co/8pSlqHoL7q”>https://t.co/8pSlqHoL7q</a>
Late within the first interval, Kassian and Cernak have been twisted up on the ice after being knocked over by Edmonton’s Josh Archibald. Kassian appeared straight at Cernak earlier than kicking him and getting up.
The league mentioned it agreed with Kassian that he was attempting to disentangle himself however mentioned the kick was under no circumstances justified. The Oilers argued Kassian’s kick was not forceful, however the league contends that it is totally different from successful, and any intentional or careless kicking with a skate blade will not be tolerated.
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Kassian will forfeit $166,463 US because of the suspension as a result of he is a repeat offender. That is his fourth profession suspension in 518 common season video games.
He was additionally…