Skip to main content

NHL suspends Vancouver Canucks defenceman Shane O'Brien for one game

TORONTO - The National Hockey League suspended Vancouver Canucks defenceman Shane O'Brien for one game Thursday.

His stick made contact with Sean Avery of the New York Rangers while both players were on their respective benches in a game last Tuesday.

No penalty was assessed at the time of the incident, which occurred at 4:21 of the third period.

O'Brien is eligible to return for Friday night's game in Dallas. He will forfeit US$8,290.16 in salary.

TOP HEADLINES

Matty Beniers

Fantasy Hockey: The Top NHL Rookies to Target in 2022-23

There's a wide-range of good prospects looking to fight for the Calder Trophy in 2022-23. Here’s a look at 15 rookies who can make a significant fantasy impact for the upcoming season.

WJC 3 Stars
Play

World Junior Championships 3 Stars: Bruveris, Lysell, and Andrae Star On Day 4

It was a shorter day of action at the World Junior Championship with just two games. Tony Ferrari looked at three standout performances from Friday.

USATSI_17701791

Have the Panthers Done Enough to Stay at the Top of the NHL?

The Florida Panthers made some significant moves this off-season to re-shape their roster. But can they be as good as last year?