The NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS) announced Monday afternoon that Montreal’s Michael Pezzetta has been suspended for two games for an Illegal Check to the Head on Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie in Saturday night’s game in Montreal.
The incident occurred at 15:42 of the third period. The hit on Oshie was penalized with a two-minute minor for illegal check to the head, but the NHL DoPS determined on Sunday that supplemental discipline was necessary. The NHL’s DoPS released a video Monday afternoon detailing the suspension.
It is Pezzetta’s first NHL suspension, but has been suspended in the OHL in the past. He will now miss the next two games against the Minnesota Wild and Philadelphia Flyers.
By Jon Sorensen