Evgeny Artyukhin: Dirty Hit or Make Up Suspension?

Posted: 22nd October 2009 by SK in NHL
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Evgeny Artyukhin has been suspended for three games by the NHL.á The suspension comes after a hit to defenseman Matt Niskanen of the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night. It seems that lately suspensions are more directly related to injuries, and not so much to actual actions on the ice.á Therefore,áit seems likely thatáEvgeny Artyukhin would be suspended for this hit, as Matt Niskanen went directly to the locker room following the play.áá The Anaheim Ducks have been on constant "bully" watch since their Stanley Cup Championship season in 2007, and many were hoping the magnified look at their play would be reduced following the departure of Chris Pronger during the offseason.á However, many knew that the addition to the team in the form of repeat offender Artyukhin would be a cause for c ...

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