On Sunday, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced that Gudas has been suspended for 10 games for the incident.
The league confirmed that the fact that the Flyers defenseman is a repeat offender played against him in this case.
Check out the Department of Player Safety’s full explanation of the suspension:
The suspension will also cost him just over $408,000 in salary, per Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. Ouch!
“He apologized in the penalty box, but when you look at the replay, it looks like he did it on purpose. It wasn’t an accident. He’s been known for doing stuff like that, so I certainly don’t appreciate it. I’m sure the league will take care of it.”
Gudas served the first game of the suspension on Saturday. He’ll be eligible to return to the Flyers lineup on on Dec. 12 against Toronto.