Skip to main content

Islanders' Grabner gets 2-game suspension for an illegal check to the head

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner has been suspended for two games by the NHL on Monday for an illegal check to the head of Carolina Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:42 of the first period of Carolina's 4-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday. No penalty was called on the play.

He will miss Tuesday's home game against Vancouver and Friday's road game against the Penguins.

The suspension will cost Grabner $30,769, with the money going to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

TOP HEADLINES

Tampa Bay Lightning versus Carolina Hurricanes
Play

THN Power Rankings: Pre-Season

Which teams moved up or down after last season's playoffs and off-season? Find out in the first power rankings of the season.

Brad Lambert
Play

Brad Lambert Proving Doubters Wrong With Dream Pre-Season

Once a challenger for the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NHL draft, Brad Lambert went 30th overall. His impressive pre-season means the Winnipeg Jets have a nice problem: should he stay or should he go?

Jesse Puljujarvi
Play

Can The Oilers Find A Taker For Jesse Puljujarvi?

The Edmonton Oilers must become cap compliant, but will anybody trade for Jesse Puljujarvi to free up space?