December 19, 2007

Longest suspension in NHL history

Islanders’ Simon Banned for 30 GamesNew York Islanders forward Chris Simon was banned for 30 games Wednesday, drawing the longest suspension in NHL history again.

Simon's latest infraction was stepping on Pittsburgh's Jarkko Ruutu with his skate during a game last weekend.

"Several factors were considered in imposing the longest suspension in NHL history for an on-ice incident," league disciplinarian Colin Campbell said. "While it was fortunate there was no serious injury to Mr. Ruutu as a result of Simon's action, the deliberate act of kicking an opponent with an exposed skate blade, especially where the opponent is in a vulnerable position, is and always has been a repugnant and totally unacceptable act in the game of hockey."

1 comment:

Metis Jedi said...

They should just kick this guy out - I feel for the Chris but come, he has to quit using excuses and trying to get everyone feeling sorry for him - He has done this again & again - He knows he has issues and a problem - One day he'll hurt someone really bad , then what? - He should have had anger management counseling along time ago

Marcel Petit