David Perron receives historically long suspension

Published December 11, 2023 at 5:57 PM
Moments ago, the NHL gave out the longest suspension of the year so far. David Perron of the Detroit Red Wings has been suspended six games.

Perron delivered a vicious jumping cross-check to the head of Senators' defenceman Artem Zub after an incident that left Red Wings' captain Dylan Larkin laying motionless on the ice.

Perron was offered an in-person hearing from the NHL, which allowed them to suspend Perron for over five games. The NHL came to their consequence of a six game suspension due to the retaliatory nature, intent to injure, using the stick, and making contact with the head. All around, it is an awful play that deserves a harsh suspension.

However, Perron may be appealing the suspension. NHL insider Elliotte Friedman has payed out the groundwork Perron would have to take on, that begins with a direct case to commissioner Gary Bettman. Usually, with harsh suspensions, the league will stay uniform - and Bettman will likely support Player Safety's decision.
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David Perron receives historically long suspension

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