Skip to main content

Maple Leafs forward Clarke MacArthur latest NHLer hit with suspension

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Toronto Maple Leafs forward Clarke MacArthur joined the growing list of NHL players hit with suspensions during the pre-season.

The NHL announced Saturday that MacArthur has been suspended for the remainder of the pre-season and two regular-season games for his illegal head shot on Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader.

The incident took place late in the third period Friday in Toronto's 4-3 overtime road win against the Red Wings. No penalty was assessed on the play.

MacArthur will forfeit US$35,135.14 and is eligible to return to Toronto's lineup Oct. 15 versus Calgary.

It was the ninth suspension handed out by new NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan during the pre-season.

Those bans total 31 regular-season games and close to $700,000 in lost salary.

TOP HEADLINES

New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders
Play

The Metropolitan Division Looks the Most Competitive in the NHL

Every division has the ingredients for a tight playoff race down the homestretch. But the Metropolitan Division looks to have the tightest race of them all.

Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada Continues To Lose Sponsors; Hockey Nova Scotia Cuts Funding

Major sponsors and three regional hockey federations are withdrawing their support of Hockey Canada. Ian Kennedy reports on the reaction and next steps.

Seattle Kraken
Play

Fischler Report: No Breaks for the Kraken This Year

Stan Fischler shares thoughts on the Seattle Kraken this season, icing the puck while shorthanded, a bold Cup prediction and much more.