Montreal Canadiens' defenseman Kaiden Guhle during a game.
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NHL Drops A Suspension On Kaiden Guhle

Published March 29, 2024 at 7:11 PM

The NHL's Department of Player Safety has officially suspended Kaiden Guhle for one game after a dirty slash on Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny.

Last night, Guhle hit Konecny with his stick from the bench, in a widely criticized move.

Guhle gets suspended for one game for dirty slash on Konecny by the Department of Player Safety

Last night, Guhle got involved in a controversial incident. Indeed, he landed a dirty stick hit on Konecny's hands as he was skating by the bench. No penalty was called on the play, but Flyers' players knew that the NHL would act on the incident.

Watch a video of the incident here:

Philadelphia Flyers' forward Garnet Hathaway commented on this issue after the game:

"The officials told us they didn't see anything, but I feel like the league is going to review the sequence." - Garnet Hathaway

And that's exactly what they announced, less than 24 hours later.

"Montreal's Kaiden Guhle will have a hearing today for slashing Philadelphia's Travis Konecny."

The verdict has now been reached, and he'll be suspended one games.

Here's the NHL's full statement:

Montreal's Kaiden Guhle has been suspended for one game for slashing Philadelphia's Travis Konecny.

What do you think of the NHL's decision? Let us know in the comments!
March 29   |   45 answers
NHL Drops A Suspension On Kaiden Guhle

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