The Verdict Is In

Cammalleri receives one-game suspension for slash

Monday, 10.04.2010 / 3:06 PM / News

When the Montreal Canadiens open their season in Toronto on Thursday, they’ll be without the guy who led the NHL in goal-scoring during last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Michael Cammalleri was suspended for one game by the NHL due to a slashing incident on Nino Niederreiter in a preseason game Saturday against the New York Islanders. Cammalleri received a five-minute major and game misconduct on the play, which occurred with 3:08 left in the second period.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Cammalleri will forfeit $32,258.06. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The 28-year-old Cammalleri is entering his second season with the Canadiens. He finished the regular season with 26 goals and 50 points in 65 regular-season games, then

9 thoughts on “The Verdict Is In”

  1. Well DK I guess that just shows us all how the NHL is going to irradicate cheap head shots, just ignore it & it might go away!!
    Cheers from the East—Les Canadiens Sont La!!!!!

  2. Yes DK his intent was to nail Cammi, but so often it’s the guy who retaliates that they only seem to see!

  3. dear kane

    perhaps you or someone can enlighten me….. what’s the deal with the no touch icing or whatever it is called. the current icing situation is the single most dangerous situation a player can be put in as far as blind-side hits go. totally unnecessary. it’s not like it is going to f^&* up the flow of the game to call it icing when it crosses the line. they talk about changing net sizes, taking away the red line, the blue line bla bla to open up the game but when it comes to a rule change that will be beneficial to the safety of the players and not make one bit of difference to the flow of the game they do nothing. perhaps someone getting mashed behind the net racing for the puck, having no choice but to have his back turned to oncoming players, risking potential career ending injury is just good clean fun………. but oh yes, we have the instigator penalty to protect players and clean up the game…….. please dear kane, help me deal with the stupidity and short-sighted, self serving greediness of the powers that be.

    i don’t freakin’ believe this f#$%^ crap

  4. Hobo, good old Don Cherry has been going on about this for years and the NHL continues to bury its head in the sand. Talk about slow moving. This change is a no-brainer and it takes them decades to decide. So many injuries have happened from racing for the puck like that. Good for you for bringing this up. Why are the NHL people such dinosaurs? I know baseball is like this too in being slow to change but this no touch icing thing is a no-brainer.

  5. DK, Hobo your both spot on, but KGBettman & his lackies are to busy trying to keep a team out of Hamilton!!!
    Toujours Les Canadiens!!!!

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