Tom Kostopoulos of the Calgary Flames has been suspended for six games after his hit to the head during last night's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Kostopoulos will forfeit $29,569.92 in salary.
Stuart, who broke his jaw as a result of the hit, will have to undergo surgery and miss six to eight weeks- a factor that surely played into the league's decision. The suspension is likely shorter if Stuart wasn't going to miss such an extended period of time. Stuart was also not in possession of the puck when he was hit by Kostopoulos.
Interim GM Jay Feaster was not happy with the league's decision, questioning whether Kostopoulos even deserved to be suspended, much less for six games.
To see the hit and judge for yourself as well as get full quotes from Colin Campbell and Feaster, be sure to read Puck Daddy's post on the hit.
Frolov Done For the Season
Rangers left winger Alex Frolov is done for the season after being injured in the team's 2-1 win over St. Louis last night.
Frolov underwent an MRI which revealed that he has a second degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament, a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a second degree and a medical meniscus tear, all in his right knee. Translation: his right knee is more shattered than the Devils' playoff hopes.
He will undergo surgery that will sideline him for the rest of the season.