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Player safety gives Flames' Andersson longest suspension in over a year


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Liam
October 21, 2023  (9:31 PM)
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Last night, Flames' defenceman Rasmus Andersson thew a brutal hit out of clear frustration in the dying seconds of the game. In a vulnerable spot, Andersson stepped up to make a leaping check into the Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine, injuring him as the buzzer signalled the end of the game.

Yesterday, Calgary Flames defender Rasmus Andersson made a dirty check in clear frustration in the dying seconds of a losing game. While Blue Jackets' star Patrik Laine cleared the zone as the buzzer sounded, Andersson leaped into Laine and leaned into his head, leading to an injury to Laine.
In a surprise turn of events, the Department of Player Safety has given what feels a more accurate suspension of four games to Rasmus Andersson.
Evaluating the hit, Player Safety listed charging and leaving his feet as the reasons for the four game suspension. Andersson has never been suspended before, so he did not receive additional games for previous history.
Hopefully, this harsher discipline will be more frequent for the NHL, if the league wants to make serious deterrents for these kinds of hits.
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Player safety gives Flames' Andersson longest suspension in over a year

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