The NHL announced Thursday afternoon that Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt has been suspended two games for an illegal trip on Edmonton Oiler Taylor Hall Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.
Garbutt was assessed a two-minute minor on the play. Taylor Hall was uninjured, collecting his own penalty 11 seconds into tho Oiler power play. Garbutt is a repeat offender, having faced fines and suspensions last season.
NHL announces two-game suspension for Ryan Garbutt— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 27, 2014
This was not a surprise to the Stars, evidently, who were practicing appropriately before the hearing took place...
Stars lines in Frisco this morning: Benn-Seguin-Eaves Cole-Spezza-Hemsky Roussel-Eakin-Sceviour Horcoff-Fiddler-Moen Garbutt— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) November 27, 2014
So it seems Colton Sceviour could see an expanded role against a good Minnesota team tomorrow night, but it's not hard to see Travis Moen or Vern Fiddler moved up should the situation need tweaking, and with coach Ruff that's always a possibility.
You may now resume watching football and just generally trying to avoid awkward social situations with extended family.
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