Patric Hornqvist not suspended for elbow on Tyler Seguin

DJ Bean
March 18, 2011 - 9:17 am
Categories: 

The Predators announced that forward Patric Hornqvist was fined $2500 by the NHL Friday for his elbow on Bruins forward Tyler Seguin in Thursday night's game. He was not suspended. Hornqvist was tossed from the Predators' 4-3 overtime win with 2:30 remaining in the first period when he hit Seguin in the ear with an elbow. Seguin left the ice and received stitches in his ear but did not leave the game. The initial reaction here? Hornqvist's case in his hearing with Mike Murphy was probably that he couldn't possibly have expected Seguin to get rid of the puck that quickly. Still, Seguin had a pass to make on the play, and he made it, while Hornqvist led with his elbow. Given all the suspensions of late, you might have expected Hornqvist, who was tossed from the game for the play, to miss a game or two. At any rate, his argument held up.

Comments ()