Friday, January 14, 2011
SOB! Shane O'Brien Suspended Two Games
The Nashville Predators today announced that defenseman Shane O'Brien has been suspended for two games for using his stick in a dangerous manner against Stephen Weiss in the Predators game against the Florida Panthers on Thursday. Here is the press release from the Predators:
Nashville Predators defenseman Shane O'Brien has been suspended for two games and will forfeit $39,024.40 in salary for a high-sticking incident against Stephen Weiss of the Florida Panthers in NHL game #650, January 13, the National Hockey League announced today.
O'Brien, who was suspended for one game on November 3, 2009, is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly, he forfeits his salary based on the number of games in the season (82), rather than the number of days (186). The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
O'Brien will miss both of Nashville's weekend games -- a home and home series with the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday and Sunday.
O'Brien will return for the Predators Tuesday game against the Phoenix Coyotes in Phoenix.