Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly cross checking Senators forward Ridley Greig in the face
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BREAKING: Suspension Length For Morgan Rielly Finally Revealed

Published February 13, 2024 at 6:21 PM
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The long-awaited verdict for Morgan Rielly is finally here.

Department Of Player Safety Suspends Rielly Five Games



Morgan Rielly has officially been suspended for five games following his cross check on Senators forward Ridley Greig on Saturday. The decision was delayed to due inclement weather as the defenseman was originally meant to meet in-person at the League's office in New York.

**Breaking News** 🚨 📰
I'm told @MapleLeafs Reilly will receive a 5 Game Suspension. #LeafsForever #HockeyX #HockeyTwitter




The decision has let mixed responses as some believed he was due for a longer suspension. However, other fans think the suspension is too-long given Reilly's history in the league. This is the first time the 29-year-old has ever been fined or suspended.

5 game suspension for Morgan Rielly,

To many games in my opinion.

Would have been fine with 2


Leafs Fans Await Possible Appeal Of Suspension From Rielly



The defenseman could ask the player's association to file an appeal on his behalf. At this point there is no word on whether or not he intends to do this. However, it should be noted that the last player to receive an in-person hearing did request an appeal. That was David Perron, and his six-game suspension was upheld.


be sure to stay tuned to see if Rielly appeals this decision and how that might affect the length of the sentence.
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BREAKING: Suspension Length For Morgan Rielly Finally Revealed

Do you agree with this suspension?

Yes, just right27243.4 %
No, too long12620.1 %
No, too short22936.5 %
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