Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kassian Gets 2 Game Suspension At World Juniors

((HT: TSN))

Canada forward Zack Kassian has been suspended for two games after getting a match penalty on Tuesday against the Czech Republic in the World Junior Tournament.

Kassian gets an automatic one-game ban after being assessed the match penalty for a hit to the head and neck of Czech defenseman Petr Senkerik.

Here's that hit...
((HT: TSN/WJHC/Hockeystreams))


Tournament judge Dan Marouelli ((yes, that Dan Marouelli)) added the additional game suspension on Wednesday morning.

Kassian will miss Canada's games tonight against Norway and Friday against Sweden. He will be eligible to return for the medal round games on the weekend.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will the Referees and Judges never let this kid live down his past? I believe he is really trying to be the enforcer he is supposed to be but keep it clean. Too bad some adults cannot take their heads out of the sand and see what a future this young man has in the hockey arena. You will not make him a better player by over-penalizing him. One game suspension is enough.

Jon Nelson said...

But, once again, it's his reputation that is getting him all the attention. If he hadn't done what he did in juniors, he wouldn't have the rap sheet he has...

This incident wasn't as "elbows up" as the other- blame Dan Marouelli...