Dec 27, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Daniel Carcillo (13) during the game against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
BREAKING: Carcillo Receives Six-Game Suspension
According to the NHL Department of Player Safety, Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo has received a six-game suspension this morning for his ugly cross-check on Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perrault on Friday evening.
DPS made the following announcement on their website:
"Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo has been suspended for six games, without pay, for cross-checking Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault during NHL Game No. 658 in Chicago on Friday, January 16, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.The incident occurred at 19:50 of the second period. Carcillo was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking.Carcillo is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $40,243.92. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.As Carcillo sat out Chicago’s game Sunday night while awaiting his hearing, his suspension will remain in effect through the Blackhawks’ next five games.For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link:http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=730890&lang=en."
Carcillo sat out last night in the 6-3 loss at home to the Dallas Stars while awaiting his hearing this morning. That game will count toward his suspension; thus he will not be able to dress again for the next five games, so until the February 3 away game versus the Minnesota Wild. That’s if Coach Quenneville doesn’t make him a healthy scratch for another few games thereafter.
What do you think, Blackhawks fans? Was the punishment too light, too severe, or just right?