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.
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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