SHL Player Receives Fine and Suspension After Accidental Collision with Referee

Published October 16, 2023 at 8:49

SHL Player Receives Ridiculous Fine ans Suspension After Weird Collision with Ref


For professional leagues, the safety of all on the ice, players and referees alike, is a top priority.

A recent incident in an SHL game raised concerns when an official encountered a dangerous situation.

Albin Lundin of Timra inadvertently tripped a linesman, which has led to a substantial fine and a forthcoming suspension.

Witness the event here:

Lundin faces a three-game suspension and a fine of 10,000 Swedish krona, which translates to about $900 US.

League and Player Weigh In

The SHL publicly addressed the situation:

"The board finds that Albin Lundin was, in any case, indifferent to the collision with the linesman. It should also be noted that Albin Lundin did not even stop after knocking the referee to the ice or take any other notice of the incident."

In the aftermath, Lundin shared his thoughts:

"After the whistle blew, I looked up at the jumbotron to see what happened. I know I ran into the referee, but I wanted to see with how much force. After that, I went straight up to the official to apologize and tell him it wasn't on purpose. I apologized several times to the linesman."

"I just tried to move forward when I left the bench; I went straight forward the whole time. You can debate whether I should have seen him, absolutely, but I didn't."

Kimmo Kapanen, Timra's Manager, has expressed intentions to challenge the verdict.

More updates will be provided in due course.

As read on Markerzone - Suspension and Fine Handed Out to Player Who Injured Referee
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SHL Player Receives Fine and Suspension After Accidental Collision with Referee

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