The Chicago Blackhawks will be without the services of Dan Carcillo tonight when they play host to the Dallas Stars.
Carcillo is considered suspended until his in-person hearing.
Since he was offered an in-person hearing, Carcillo is due for a suspension of at least six games.
The 29-year-old has a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his cross-check on Jets’ forward Mathieu Perreault on Friday.
Here is a look at the play in question:
Joakim Nordstrom replaces Carcillo in the Blackhawks’ lineup tonight.
Carcillo has had several run-ins with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.
Last May he was suspended 10 games for abuse of an official – that suspension was reduced to six games after an appeal.
In October 2011, Carcillo was suspended two games for a hit on Hurricanes’ defenseman Joni Pitkanen.
Considering all the talk about a Dan Carcillo cross-check breaking his arm, it’s not a surprise that red-hot Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault is out on Sunday and won’t play until at least after the All-Star break.
(The team is only labeling it an upper-body injury at this point. As usual with NHL injuries, it may be some time before we know the extent of his issues. It might not be a break after all, however.)
That doesn’t change the fact that it stings, though, as Blake Wheeler notes to the Winnipeg Sun’s Ken Wiebe.
“It hurts,” Wheeler said. “He’s a guy that is the definition of on-fire right now. He’s played awesome for us.”
Indeed, that’s a tough loss with how legitimate Winnipeg has been looking lately.
On the bright side, Evander Kane has been on a nice run of his own, and he looks to slide into Perreault’s spot alongside Mark Scheifele and Michael Frolik.
Still, there’s only so much you can sugarcoat losing a player who scored nine points in five games before being injured on Friday, especially if Kane struggles to find chemistry alongside linemates who may be better on paper.
That’s a bummer, but the league’s contenders learn to roll with injury punches. If the Jets want to gain that distinction, they’ll have to do it too … starting with tonight’s game against the struggling Arizona Coyotes.
It appears Daniel Carcillo will face a lengthy suspension for a cross check he delivered on Winnipeg Jets center Mathieu Perreault on Friday.
Carcillo, a repeat offender in the NHL, has been offered an in-person hearing by the league’s Department of Player Safety. A date and time haven’t been announced. An in-person hearing means the suspension could exceed five games.
The incident occurred late in the second period. Perreault left the game and did not return, appearing to favor his arm. Jets coach Paul Maurice called the incident “vicious cross-check to an unsuspecting player.”
Carcillo spoke about the incident on Saturday.
“It was just kind of a hockey play and it was at the end of a shift,” said Carcillo, as per CSN Chicago. “I must have just caught him between some padding. I’ve been hit there before too… it hurts.
The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: cross-checking. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.
Winnipeg Jets center Mathieu Perreault left Friday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks and did not return after taking a cross check from Daniel Carcillo late in the second period.
According to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, Perreault will be evaluated Saturday.
The incident, which occurred with about 10 seconds remaining in the period, resulted in only a minor penalty for Carcillo. The Jets scored three times in the third to defeat the Blackhawks by a final score of 4-2. It was an emotional, physical contest that saw a pair of fights following big hits in the first period.
However, losing Perreault to an injury would be a major loss for the Jets. The 27-year-old Perreault has 15 goals and 29 points in 45 games.
Jets head coach Paul Maurice spoke out about the Carcillo incident.
“I saw it on the video. It was a vicious cross-check to an unsuspecting player,” said Maurice, as per Brian Hedger of NHL.com.
Now, could Carcillo be facing supplemental discipline for the cross check?
PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
There was a huge brawl before the start of a North American Hockey League (LNAH) game between the Laval Predators and St. Georges Cool-FM:
That resulted in 114 penalty minutes being handed out and 10 player suspensions. On top of that, Predators CEO Lucien Paquette, assistant coach Dannick Lessard, and co-owner Eric Lajeunesse were each suspended for two years. (QMI Agency)
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Keith Jones talked with David Kaplan about what the Chicago Blackhawks might be looking for as we approach the trade deadline. (CSN Chicago)
Here are the highlights from Washington’s 1-0 win over Philadelphia:
It would be an understatement to call Mason Raymond frustrated after being listed as a healthy scratch three times over five games. He signed a three-year, $9.5 million contract over the summer. (Calgary Sun)
Cam Fowler is emerging as a major Lady Byng Memorial Trophy contender. (Orange County Register)
Speaking of Anaheim, the Ducks scored twice on Toronto in one play:
Moving from the East to West has done wonders for Mathieu Perreault’s career. (CSN Washington)