Deryk Engelland suspended five games for illegal hit to the head
Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland was suspended on Wednesday for an illegal hit to the head of Detroit's Justin Abdelkader
Engelland's suspension comes after he delivered a shot to the head of Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader in Saturday's game in Pittsburgh. He connected with Abdelkader in the open ice with a shoulder that ended up catching Abdelkader clean on the chin.
The contributing factors weren't in Engelland's favor as Abdelkader suffered an injury as a result (concussion symptoms) and Engelland had previously been suspended for three games in the past. The result here is a five-game suspension.
Engelland has already missed one game that will count against his suspension total. He'll be eligible to return the first game after Christmas on Dec. 27 in Carolina.
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