Yanni Gourde of the Seattle Kraken.
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BREAKING: Forward Suspended For Trying To Injure Mattias Ekholm

Published January 19, 2024 at 6:59 PM

On Thursday night, the Edmonton Oilers took down their Pacific Division rival Seattle Kraken, but it wasn't without plenty of controversy and physicality, and now a key member of the Kraken has paid the price.

Yanni Gourde handed two-game suspension

During the game, Yanni Gourde was fired up on the back of some nagging play from the Oilers, and would ultimately take it out on Mattias Ekholm.

Unfortunately for Gourde, he did so in a very illegal manner, and when he faced the NHL's DoPS on Friday, they handed down a two-game suspension.

Seattle's Yanni Gourde has been suspended for two games for charging Edmonton's Mattias Ekholm.

We've seen plays like this result in lesser suspensions or even just fines recently, but with the NHL looking to crack down on this type of play, it comes as no surprise. This is a big blow for the Kraken however, who are within reach of a Wild Card spot in the West, so to lose someone for even two games could be a massive blow for their season.
January 19   |   344 answers
BREAKING: Forward Suspended For Trying To Injure Mattias Ekholm

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