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MAR 16, 2023  (4:11 PM)
Player Safety Announces Punishment for Blues' Jordan Binnington

Player Safety Announces Punishment for Blues' Jordan Binnington

Jordan Binnington has been making headlines this season for pretty much everything but his on-ice play (which has been terrible).

Binnington Suspended

His latest outburst occurred Wednesday night against the Minnesota Wild (more on that here) when the Blues goaltender lost his cool after giving up his fifth goal on 24 shots. He was ejected from the game when he punched Ryan Hartman - the goal scorer - in the face with his blocker.

The NHL Player Safety Department announced Binnington would have a hearing for the incident today, and now, have decided his punishment:

St. Louis' Jordan Binnington has been suspended for two games for Roughing/Unsportsmanlike Conduct on Minnesota's Ryan Hartman.

Player Safety shared its reasoning behind the suspension:

With the play long over and as the Wild celebrate the goal Binnington leaves the area of his crease, approaches the unsuspecting conduct and raises his blocker and stick to head level and strikes Hartman in the face with his blocker. This is roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct, what causes this play to rise to the level of a suspension is the act of a goaltender using his blocker in this manner, the retaliatory nature of the blow, the location and force of which it lands and the game circumstances of which it occurred. Recklessly entering an opponent's goal celebration long after the play has ended for the purposes of seeking retribution will not be tolerated.

Binnington, 27, has struggled to a 22-24-5 record, with a 3.39 GAA and .892 SV% in 52 games for St. Louis this season.
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FAIR10624.1 %
NOT ENOUGH30268.8 %
TOO MUCH317.1 %