Kraken Division Rival Has Suspension Upheld

Published October 25, 2023 at 12:45

Calgary Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson was suspended four games by the NHL after an open-ice hit against the Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine.

The suspension came after Andersson charged at Laine and left his feet while making his check.

Laine had his head down on the play and would then be announced injured soon after the game concluded by Columbus coach Pascal Vincent.

Andersson would file to repeal the suspension, believing it was too harsh for someone who was not a known repeat offender.

The file to repeal Andersson's suspension would be carefully considered and ultimately decided by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

Bettman decided to uphold the suspension for Andersson, keeping the defenseman out of the Flames lineup for the next four games.

Calgary has started the season 2-3-1 and sit fourth in the Pacific Division, and will now be without an important piece of their blue-line.

The Flames play outdoors in the NHL Heritage Classic on Sunday, October 29th, against their rival Edmonton Oilers, which Andersson will not be a part of.
October 25   |   89 answers
Kraken Division Rival Has Suspension Upheld

Is four games the right amount for Andersson?

Yes1415.7 %
No1011.2 %
Should have more5056.2 %
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