The department of player safety explains that it was a fairly black and white issue, as we suspected. It was a very late hit. It was easily avoidable. It was violent. Goligoski did nothing during the incident to "turn into" or otherwise increase his own vulnerability.
Patrick Burke explains- "The onus is entirely upon Peluso to avoid this check completely or at the very least, minimize its force."
The department of player safety makes a point of mentioning Peluso's lack of previous offenses, suggesting he might have received even more if he'd been a repeat offender.
According to Puck Daddy Peluso forfeits $8.653.86 in salary over the course of his absence.
Goligoski received stitches and returned to the game. Presumably he'll be fine to skate in the club's next game Monday night in Denver.
"Those are the hits you want to get rid of," head coach Lindy Ruff told the Morning News. "Let's be serious, the hit was stupid, it's something we want to get rid of and there is really no place for it."
No news yet on how the Jets will cope without his 5.5 minutes a night.
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