Patrick Maroon already probably feels bad for the major penalty he took on Tuesday, which opened the door for his Edmonton Oilers to allow three power-play goals during the Los Angeles Kings’ ensuing man advantage. Now he’ll also be suspended and lose some money.
The Department of Player Safety handed a two-game suspension for Maroon’s “high, hard hit” on Drew Doughty.
Some factors went into the decision: it was noted that the check made “substantial head contact” and it also mattered that Doughty never possessed the puck, which is why it was a case of interference.
As you can see in the video below, it’s noted that Maroon does not have a history of supplemental discipline. There’s no mention of the injury situation one way or another for Doughty:
So, what do you think? Is this punishment too harsh, too light, or just right?