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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Carson Soucy crosschecking Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid
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NHL officially suspends Carson Soucy for crosschecking Connor McDavid

Published May 13, 2024 at 4:58 PM
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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Carson Soucy has been officially suspended by the NHL for his vicious crosscheck on Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid.

Last night, a contentious incident occurred when Carson Soucy cross-checked Connor McDavid in the face well after the game ended.

Carson Soucy and Nikita Zadorov take out Connor McDavid after time expires




The NHL Department of Player Safety announced a hearing for Soucy, while Nikita Zadorov received a $5,000 fine.

Vancouver's Nikita Zadorov has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for cross-checking Edmonton's Connor McDavid.



Vancouver's Carson Soucy will have a hearing for cross-checking Edmonton's Connor McDavid. Date and time TBD.


Now, Soucy has officially been suspended for his hit on McDavid.

#Canucks    Carson Soucy has been suspended 1 game by @NHLPlayerSafety for his cross-check of Connor McDavid at the end of Game 3.

He will be eligible to return in Game 5 on Thursday night.


The absence of Soucy presents a notable advantage for the Oilers, given the defensive pairings shuffle, as he's a key shutdown defenseman for the Canucks. They'll have to depend on other players in his absence.

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