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Player Receives Harsh Suspension After Pulling Off Similar Move that Earned NHLer a Fine

Published November 7, 2023 at 12:15
BY TJ TUCKER
A good comparison of the punishments in league's on different sides of the world.

Ludwig Blomstrand, who plays with Sodertalje SK of the Swedish Hockey League has been suspended to five games for slashing a player in the face. Here's the incident in question.


Meanwhile, Mat Barzal of the New York Islanders was fined $5000 yesterday for a very similar move on Tony DeAngelo of the Carolina Hurricanes. There was no suspension.



It's an interesting contrast between the disciplinary committees of both leagues and what is and isn't worthy of a suspension. Blomstrand was a draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks in 2010, but never played in the NHL.
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November 7   |   15 answers
Player Receives Harsh Suspension After Pulling Off Similar Move that Earned NHLer a Fine

Which move was worse?

Barzal's16.7 %
Blomstrand746.7 %
Not sure213.3 %
About the same533.3 %
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