The NHL has suspended Montreal Canadiens rookie ahead Juraj Slafkovsky two games for boarding Detroit Red Wings ahead Matt Luff.
The incident occurred within the third interval of Montreal’s 3-2 shootout win at Detroit on Tuesday.
Slafkovsky, the primary general choose within the 2022 NHL draft, was assessed a serious and recreation misconduct for driving Luff head-first into the boards with a test from behind.
“As far because the hit, the suitable name was made. It’s unlucky,” Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde advised reporters. “It’s the precise hit you wish to attempt to keep away from, due to precisely what occurred. A participant bought critically injured. It is what it’s. The proper name was made. And we transfer on.”
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Slafkovsky’s 15 penalty minutes carry his season whole to 19 by 10 games to go along with three objectives.
The 18-year-old will forfeit $10,270 US in wage and miss Montreal’s recreation Wednesday night time in opposition to visiting Vancouver and Saturday when the Canadiens host Pittsburgh.
Slafkovsky is eligible to return Oct. 15 at residence versus New Jersey.
Luff, in the meantime, did not return to Tuesday’s recreation and in response to Lalonde will not be within the lineup “anytime quickly,” doubtless following a timeline like ahead Filip Zadina, who is anticipated to overlook six to eight weeks.
Luff, 25, scored his first objective as a Red Wing in Sunday’s 3-2 additional time over the hometown New York Rangers. He has appeared in seven games with Detroit after beginning the season with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, with whom he collected three objectives and 7 factors in 5 contests.
“It’s unlucky,” Lalonde advised Detroit reporters. “He’s been nice for us. You really feel for him, as a result of these guys on that bubble of being an on a regular basis NHLer, he will get an prolonged look, he does actually good in it.”