• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • NBA

Martin Hanzal suspended two games for charging Jeff Petry

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

More NHL: Scores | Standings | League Leaders | Odds | Injuries | Power Rankings

Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal has been suspended two games by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for charging.

Hanzal was given a penalty on the play as well as a hearing with the league as he made considerable contact with the head of Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry on the charge. This time the suspension video honors go to new Department of Player Safety member Brian Leetch.

It was a pretty textbook case of charging here for the NHL to review. As Leetch points out, Hanzal came from a long way with a lot of speed and elevated into his hit. He made substantial contact with Petry's head, who was fortunate enough to avoid injury on the hit.

This is actually Hanzal's second suspension with the NHL. He was suspended one game in 2012 for boarding.

Because of his repeat offender status, it opens up Hanzal to a bigger fine. As a result of the suspension he forfeits $75,609.76 in salary as well.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nhl Video

May 27, 2015
Boomer & Carton: Rangers defeat Lightning 7-3 in Game 6 (4:39)
May 26, 2015
Mic'd up: Behind the scenes of Lightning vs. Rangers Game 5
(2:08)
May 26, 2015
Boomer & Carton: Ducks defeat Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 5
(0:53)
May 26, 2015
Boomer & Carton: Lightning defeat Rangers 2-0 in Game 5
(3:28)

Latest

Most Popular

Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.