The NHL department of player safety imposes first suspension of 2023-24

Published October 5, 2023 at 5:55 PM
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The NHL Department of Player Safety has made its first move of the 2023/24 Season, and it involves a suspension. The official announcement came via the league's Twitter account today.


Los Angeles' Arthur Kaliyev has found himself suspended for kneeing Anaheim's Chase De Leo. This incident took place during the second period of Tuesday night's game.

While Kaliyev did receive a 2-minute penalty for kneeing during the game, the Department of Player Safety has now imposed a more significant suspension.


This suspension spans four games, encompassing both the preseason and regular season.

Arthur Kaliyev's suspension breaks down to two preseason games and two regular season games, making it the first disciplinary action taken by the NHL Department of Player Safety for the season.

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