Skip to main content

NHL suspends Thrashers forward Armstrong for hitting opponent in the head

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

TORONTO - The NHL suspended Atlanta Thrashers forward Colby Armstrong for two games without pay Friday for hitting an opponent in the head during a game.

Colby was suspended for using his elbow to hit Washington Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault in the head during a game Thursday night. Armstrong wasn't penalized for the hit, which occurred at the 12:40 mark of the second period.

Perreault was injured on the play but returned later in the game.

As a result of the suspension, Armstrong will forfeit US$24,870.47 in pay. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Armstrong will miss Saturday's game at Pittsburgh and Tuesday's home contest versus New Jersey. He will be eligible to return to the lineup next Friday at Washington.

TOP HEADLINES

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?

Hockey Canada logo

Hockey Quebec Freezes Sending Registration Fees To Hockey Canada

Hockey Quebec voted to freeze sending registration fees to Hockey Canada after losing confidence in the national organization.