Ryan Hartman of the Minnesota Wild in action during a game.
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Hartman threw his stick at a ref and could face suspension

Published March 31, 2024 at 1:37 PM

The forward of the Minnesota Wild Ryan Hartman apparently threw his stick at a referee and could face a suspension from the NHL.

In the final minute of last night's game between the Wild and the Golden Kights, Hartman lashed out on the referees after a missed call.

Minnesota Wild's Ryan Hartman could face a suspension after throwing his stick towards a referee following a blatant missed call.

As the Wild was trying to tie the game, with less than a minute to the third period, Ryan Hartman was hit in the face by Noah Hanifin's stick. The referees didn't call a penalty, and the Wild lost.

At the end of the game, Hartman shares a piece of his mind to the referees, and threw his stick at them. He received a 10-minute misconduct penalty and could be suspended.

"Not sure to what extent (fine or worse), but sounds like #mnwild's Ryan Hartman will be hearing from the NHL for his misconduct at game's end. I didn't see it, but apparently he chucked his stick in the refs' direction. He was incensed bc he was high-sticked by Noah Hanifin in final minute of regulation. Not sure how it was missed."

According to the NHL's rules, he should be suspended three games for his actions.

Any player who, by his actions, physically demeans an official or physically threatens an official by (but not limited to) throwing a stick or any other piece of equipment or object at or in the general direction of an official, shooting the puck at or in the general direction of an official, spitting at or in the general direction of an official, or who deliberately applies physical force to an official solely for the purpose of getting free of such an official during or immediately following an altercation shall be suspended for not less than three (3) games.

The NHL should make an official announcement related to that incident soon. Stay tuned.

Source: Markerzone - Hartman likely to receive multi-game suspension per NHL rule book
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