This is Brendan Shanahan, Director of Player Safety.
On October 17th, Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings was hit by Cody McLeod of the Colorado Avalanche. McLeod's hit to Kronwall's back caused Kronwall to crash into the boards, causing cuts to the ear and a concussion.
Niklas Kronwall admitted that he put himself in a bad position. As the Avalanche announcers pointed out, Kronwall often hits other players with force. The Avalanche are this season's "Cinderella Story" and are making good press for the league.
Since the McLeod plays for the Avalanche, and Kronwall is a repeat offender who admits culpability in the incident, it is the judgment of the Department of Player Safety that a five-game suspension be levied against the player who was truly at fault...
Thought you had that one, didn't ya, Roy. Bring back any memories?
I love how Kronners is such a humble guy, just like the great Red Wings leaders before him. Instead of crying about the hit like a guy like Crosby would, Kronners admits that he put himself in the bad position. Great to hear he is doing okay because we cannot afford to lose him too long.