This was a borderline call. That rule seems to have a lot of gray area... I wouldn't really oppose this suspension if Souray (sp?) was disciplined for his reckless hit from behind on Abby
Way too much gray area! This is why fans get so upset about the inconsistency, there is way to much room for interpretation. I mean really, exactly how far is "a considerable amount of distance"?
Personally I think Abby is sitting the next two games because of an "injury", take it out of the conversation and this whole scenario doesn't even play out. It's either a legal hit or it isn't, an injury should have no influence in penalty or the suspension.
Tootoo made what was essentially the same hit early this season resulting in no injury. They played on and the hit was old news by the end of the night..