12 Dec 2011 @ 9:36 PM 

Andy Sutton gets 8 games for his flagrant charge on Alexei Ponikarovsky

And, in a move that came as no surprise to me, the Hurricanes said about a day or two later that Jeff Skinner was out with “the flu”–but almost immediately reversed themselves and said that he had an undisclosed upper-body injury.

Gee, I dunno–Sutton checks him in open ice, follows through what WAS a clean hit with a Scott Stevens-style stealth-elbow, and…nothing happens.

If I said I wasn’t irate, I’d be lying out my ass. Officially, no concussion is involved, but I have my suspicions about it. Don’t be surprised if Skinner comes back on Thursday, after a week has passed (the required “concussion minimum”.

But in Shanahan’s defence, the penalty that was levied was levied specifically for the incident involving Ponikarovsky and only that incident–so I can’t be too irritated, I guess.

(as an aside: I apologize for the slim pickings on the blog of late. Fibro Fog ftl)

Posted By: The Acid Queen
Last Edit: 12 Dec 2011 @ 09:36 PM

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