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Morgan Rielly Set To Get 6+ Game Suspension

Published February 11, 2024 at 4:01 PM

Amidst the aftermath of a contentious clash between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators, defenseman Morgan Rielly finds himself in hot water. Following a heated altercation with Senators forward Ridly Greig in the dying seconds of the third period, Rielly's actions have caught the attention of the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

In response to Rielly's cross-check on Greig, the league has extended an offer for an in-person hearing, a move that signifies the potential for a suspension exceeding five games. The announcement has ignited debate over the consistency of disciplinary measures within the NHL, particularly concerning first-time offenders like Rielly.

Comparisons to past incidents, such as Jacob Trouba's fine for a similar infraction earlier in the season, highlight the perceived disparities in punishment severity. As the hockey world awaits further details regarding Rielly's hearing, speculation mounts regarding the potential length of his suspension, underscoring the ongoing discourse surrounding player safety in the league.

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Morgan Rielly Set To Get 6+ Game Suspension

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