REPORT: Rasmus Andersson To Fight 4-Game Suspension

Published October 22, 2023 at 10:57
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     

Rasmus Andersson Delivers Controversial Hit on Patrik Laine; NHL Department of Player Safety Responds



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On Friday night, Flames' defenseman Rasmus Andersson landed a dangerous hit on the Blue Jackets' star player, Patrik Laine, as the game was ending.

"Rasmus Andersson with a dirty hit on Patrik Laine at the buzzer"




After the incident, the NHL's Department of Player Safety has imposed a four-game suspension on Andersson.

"Calgary's Rasmus Andersson has been suspended for four games for charging Columbus' Patrik Laine."


Flames to Contest the Decision?



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According to Eric Francis, a Sportsnet analyst, the Calgary Flames are considering an appeal against the NHL's decision.

"Source says the Calgary Flames are planning to appeal the four-game suspension handed to Rasmus Andersson today for his hit on Patrik Laine."


Should the Flames choose to proceed with the appeal, the NHL Players Association will need to assess the case before the NHL takes any further action. Depending on the outcome, the suspension may either remain at four games or be reduced.

As it stands, Andersson will miss the next four games, which includes the Heritage Classic on October 29th against Edmonton. He will become eligible to return on November 1st, for the Flames' game against the Dallas Stars.

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