Morgan Rielly cross-checks Ridley Greig
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Maple Leafs and Reilly set to appeal suspension tomorrow

Published February 15, 2024 at 5:28 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Morgan Reilly decided they would appeal the five-game suspension that the National Hockey League levied on him for the incident that Reilly was involved in this past week while the Leafs were playing the Ottawa Senators. If you recall the play in question, it involved an apparent cross-check to Senators forward Ridley Greig.

The appeal will be attended by Reilly, his agent J.P. Barry, Maple Leafs General Manager Brad Treliving along with lawyers from the National Hockey League Players Association. As one could imagine, it's expected to get very heated.

One thing that the Maple Leafs and Reilly's camp want to understand is how the National Hockley League and Player Safety came to the number of games as the incident has resulted in the defenceman's first suspension of his career as well as comparing it to suspensions the league has given out previously with the same circumstances.

While a lot of unknowns are up in the air, one thing is for certain. There will likely be a heated discussion and one party (presumably the NHL itself) will leave the league office happy and the other party will leave more disgruntled than when it entered.
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Maple Leafs and Reilly set to appeal suspension tomorrow

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