Anaheim Ducks captain Chris Pronger was suspended by the NHL for eight games without pay for stomping on Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler’s leg.
The big defenseman will miss the remainder of the Ducks’ regular season and will not be eligible to return until the start the Stanley Cup playoffs.
This is Pronger’s longest suspension; the previous mark was four games. His previous suspension came in last year’s Stanley Cup Finals when he was banned for one game for elbowing Ottawa Senator’s Dean McAmmond in game three of the series.
I have watched the video a few times and personally I don’t see it being that big of a deal. Looking at the video it appears more that he is kicking away after getting his leg tangled up.
Okay, I can imagine a couple games at the most because you can’t do that but eight games when the season is winding down and the Ducks are in a fight for the playoffs? Come on!