Kevin Shattenkirk Suspended for Two Games

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Kevin Shattenkirk has been suspended for two games. The newly-acquired defenseman had a phone hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player safety this afternoon after charging Kings defenseman Kevin Gravel during Saturday’s 4-2 loss

The play happened late in the third period at the 15:57 mark. It was his third minor penalty of the game. Gravel remained in the game despite the collision. Here is the league’s video explanation:

 

Shattenkirk has four assists in six games with the Capitals after they acquired him from the Blues at the trade deadline. He doesn’t have a history of being disciplined by the league and this is the first time this season a Capitals player has had a hearing.

Shattenkirk has no disciplinary history. As a first-time offender under the labor agreement he will lose $47,222 in salary.

Tonight the Capitals will take on the Ducks with puck drop at 9:30 p.m. eastern. Shattenkirk will miss both tonight’s game and Tuesday night’s when the Caps come home to host the Wild.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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