Anthony Peluso suspended three games for boarding Alex Goligoski
Jets forward Anthony Peluso was handed a three-game suspension on Sunday for boarding Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski in Saturday's game.
Peluso was assessed a major penalty for boarding Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski in Saturday's contest and was shown an early exit from the game. The hearing being announced was of little surprise given the poor hit in question and the punishment was quickly turned around.
The dangerous part of the hit wasn't just that he nailed Goligoski from behind but that Peluso also elevated some into the hit, leading to Goligoski's head smashing into the glass. The Stars defenseman received 12 stitches as a result so he did suffer injury, but did return in the game.
This is just the latest suspension in what has become a very busy stretch for the NHL offices. David Clarkson was suspended for two games on Saturday following a busy week (that you can see more of here).
Peluso has only played 16 games this season with just one goal to show for it and averages just 6:45 of ice time per game. In other words his presence shouldn't be missed all that much on the ice in the next three games.
He turns over $8,653.86 in salary as a result of the suspension.
'Let's Go Crazy' will be blaring after goals at the Xcel Energy Center from now on
Canada loses their top left winger, but brings in the postseason's leading scorer as a rep...
As training camps get closer, prices tend to go down
Lucic signs with Oilers, Okposo goes to Buffalo, Bruins land Backes
After a thrilling Summer Games in Rio, there's a big question hanging over the 2018 Winter...
After making his decision, the Harvard star's biggest challenges remain ahead of him