Sutton had previously waived his right to an in-person hearing.
Here’s the hit in question:
(FYI: That’s TSN analyst and former NHLer Ray Ferraro saying “the Hurricanes are asking why is this not five [major penalty] and to tell you the truth, I don’t have the answer for you.”)
As we wrote yesterday, Sutton has a lengthy rap sheet of suspendable offenses that’s moved him from “repeat offender” to potential “serial offender” status. That, plus the fact Shanahan offered an in-person hearing, doesn’t bode especially well for the hulking blueliner, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun:
Dropping like flies: Johnson, Killorn hurt in Bolts’ exhibition
You probably know the drill: injury updates are murky in the NHL basically from the moment a puck drops.
We’ll learn more once the 2015-16 season begins, but at the moment, Saturday might have served as a costly night for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Both Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn went down with injuries stemming from a 3-2 pre-season win against the Florida Panthers.